Chinese Inventions

Timeline created by jeffrey.bickel
In History
  • -250 BCE

    magnetic compass

    magnetic compass
    the magnetic compass was used to find the direction
  • -200 BCE

    steel

    steel
    steel is made from iron but is less brittle and is easier to bend into differnt shapes
  • 50

    porcelain

    porcelain
    porcelain is beautiful pottery that is sturdy that looks delicate.porcelain is still called China.
  • 750

    Mechanical clock

    Mechanical clock
    the mechanical clock was used to complete one full turn every 24 hours.dripping water was used to make the wheel turn.
  • 750

    tea

    tea
    the tea was really created in 2700 b.c but didn't get popular till 8th century.
  • 850

    gunpowder

    gunpowder
    chinese alchemist accidentally discovered gunpowder when looking for the secret to eternal life.
  • 850

    paper money

    paper money
    the paper money was used to pay and to make cards.
  • 1050

    movable type

    movable type
    the movable type was used to type but you had to print it on paper for it to appear
  • 1100

    paper

    paper
    paper was useful for recording and transmiting information
  • Period:
    -200 BCE
    to
    1400

    Chinese History