Updated: 8/29/2020

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  • Woodblock printing was popular in ancient China
  • An image or text would be carved backwards into a piece of wood, dipped in ink and then pressed onto paper or fabric
  • This technique dates back to 220 AD
  • Paper in ancient China was made with bark fibers, hemp rags and old fish nets
  • This invention made books easier to make and cheaper to buy
  • Gunpowder was called 'flaming medicine'
  • It was created by accident when people were trying to create an elixir of immortality
  • The compass was always used an an object with a magnetic force ce either floating in water or hanging in the air