1 edition of Super Soaker inventor Lonnie Johnson found in the catalog.
Super Soaker inventor Lonnie Johnson
Heather E. Schwartz
|Statement||Heather E. Schwartz|
|Series||STEM trailblazer bios, STEM trailblazer bios|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||32|
|ISBN 10||9781512434477, 9781512455809|
"Why is Lonnie Johnson important? He invented the Super Soaker! Readers follow his journey from a NASA engineer working on missions to Jupiter and Saturn to becoming the inventor of one of the most popular toys in the United States. This story of hard work is filled with engaging text and colorful images, all reviewed by Smithsonian experts" Inventor Lonnie Johnson was working on a new cooling system when he invented the popular Super Soaker by accident. By: Chris Barton / Illustrated by: Don Tate A cool idea with a big splash! You know the Super Soaker.
Lonnie Johnson (born October 6, ) is best known as the inventor of the Super Soaker water gun. The top selling toy in the United States in and , over 40 million Super Soakers have generated over $ million in sales since Today, many websites are devoted to them. Homemade robots, space probes, pressurized water rifles—the story of African-American inventor Lonnie Johnson is tailor-made for a young audience, and Barton and Tate do it justice in this.
Toy inventor Lonnie Johnson poses with his creation "The Super Soaker" outside his Marietta, Ga., office Nov. 12, Johnson, who once worked for NASA, hit on his idea for the high-powered. A cool idea with a big splash You know the Super Soaker. It’s one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy.
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He was working on a different invention when he came up with the idea for a new type of water gun. Johnson knew his toy was more powerful than other squirt guns―he just needed to find a way to make the Super Soaker available to kids all over the country.
Learn how Johnson overcame many challenges to become a brilliant engineer and : Heather E. Schwartz. This appealing, inspiring picture-book biography by Chris Barton (Shark vs. Train; The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch), illustrated by Don Tate (Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton), explores the life of Lonnie Johnson, the African American rocket scientist who invented the Super Soaker water gun by accident/5(70).
Overview As a kid, Lonnie Johnson liked to invent things. He often faced prejudice as an African American growing up in the segregated southern United States, but he eventually became an engineer for the US Air Force and NASA. He was working on a different invention when he came up with the idea for a new type of water : Lerner Publishing Group.
Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions (Charlesbridge, May 3, ) written by Chris Barton with illustrations by Don Tate is an uplifting story of stick-to-itiveness and ingenuity. My dad would have loved this toy and those epic water fights would have been magnificent/5.
As a kid, Lonnie Johnson liked to invent things. He often faced prejudice as an African American growing up in the segregated southern United States, but he eventually became an engineer for the US Air Force and NASA. He was working on a different invention when he came up with the idea for a new type of water gun.
Lonnie Johnson and Super-Soaker Lonnie Johnson and Super-Soaker Galileo probe Robots Robots Simple machines Simple machine toy vehicle project. If you would like to get your own copy of this book. Click on the link below. Enjoy, Sarah. Written along with Betsy Ruffin.
Betsy is a retired teacher librarian, current technologist writer, and. Famous black inventor and scientist Lonnie G. Johnson probably didn't have that little scenario in mind when he invented the Super Soaker squirt gun, but it is one of the countless memories that can be recalled by those who were young enough to enjoy the Super Soaker after its release in Lonnie Johnson is an American inventor and engineer, best known for inventing the Super Soaker water gun.
He is the CEO and Founder at Johnson Reseach & Development and CEO of Johnson Battery Technology. Lonnie G. Johnson is a former Air Force and NASA engineer who invented the #1 top selling water toy of all time. The Super Soaker. African American engineer and inventor Lonnie G.
Johnson earned his master's degree in nuclear engineering from Tuskegee University and went on to work for the U.S. Air Force. Published on Sep 5, The Super Soaker was a game changer when came to squirt guns and summer fun.
And you have Lonnie Johnson to thank for man behind one of the most popular toys of all. As a kid, Lonnie Johnson liked to invent things. He often faced prejudice as an African American growing up in the segregated southern United States, but he eventually became an engineer for the US Air Force and NASA.
He was working on a different invention when he. Super Soaker inventor Lonnie Johnson. [Heather E Schwartz] -- Presents the life of the NASA engineer and inventor, from his childhood to his invention of the Super Soaker water gun.
He invented the Super Soaker water gun inwhich has been among the world's bestselling toys ever : October 6, (age 70), Mobile, Alabama, US. Johnson holds more than 80 patents, with more than 20 pending, the company said, which said sales of the Super Soaker have approached nearly $1 billion.
As an Alabama high school senior, Johnson finished building a remote-controlled robot with a reel-to-reel tape player for a brain and jukebox solenoids controlling its pneumatic limbs.
Get to know engineer Lonnie Johnson, founder and president of Johnson Research and Development Co., who invented the wildly-popular Super Soaker water gun, worked on high-performance Nerf dart guns, and focuses today on inventions related to clean energy.
The Accidental Invention of the Super Soaker A leak in a heat pump gave rocket scientist Lonnie Johnson the idea for his powerful squirt gun The Super Soaker was the Author: David Kindy. Growing up in the s and s, Lonnie Johnson built toys like go-carts and robots from items he found around the house.
Later, he invented one of the world’s most popular toys— the Super Soaker. Johnson was born in Alabama in He was so smart that his friends called him “The Professor.”. Johnson also wanted the court to force Hasbro to open its books to determine sales of Super Soaker products from to Johnson, a nuclear engineer, Tuskegee University Ph.D.
and former. As all kids know, the spurt of a Super Soaker is awesome, and this fact is demonstrated in a “Wowing” fold-out page. WHOOSH! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions is a welcome biography of the man who designs systems for the greater world but has never lost his youthful enthusiasm to invent.
Ages 5 – The Super Soaker was a game changer when came to squirt guns and summer fun. And you have Lonnie Johnson to thank for it. The man behind one of the .Lonnie G. Johnson (–) He was an engineer for NASA, but Johnson may be most famous for inventing the Super Soaker!
Background: Johnson was born in Mobile, Ala., and attended college at Tuskegee University. After completing his master's degree, he joined the U.S. Air Force.