TeaIn ancient china, tea was used mostly for medicine, and was made by letting tea leaves in boiling water.
SteelThe Chinese first made steel, a very useful metal, before 200 B.C.E. Steel is made from iron, but it is less brittle than iron and easier to bend into different shapes.
PorcelaneAnother Chinese invention is a type of fine pottery called porcelain. Some historians think that the Chinese produced the first porcelain as early as the 1st century
PaperThe Chinese invented the art of papermaking by the second century C.E. The earliest Chinese paper was
probably made from hemp and then the bark of the mulberry tree. Later, the Chinese used rags.
Paddle BoatThe Chinese invented the paddle boat with multiple paddles that would be run by someone on a treadmill
PrintingThe Chinese invented a printer that would print characters (Letters/Words) with black ink on to The printer first drew characters (symbols) on paper. Then they would glued the paper to a wooden block. When the glue was dry, the printer carved out the wood around the characters, leaving the characters raised on the wood.
Playing CardsPrinters would use woodblock onto thick paper and famous artist would put the designs on the back.
GunpowderChinese alchemist accidentally invented and discovered gunpowder when trying to find a way to eternal life.
The CompassThe Chinese invented the compass with a magnetic needle that points north so they can navigate through the ocean.