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Showing Grade 8, Unit 12e, Inventors and Inventions
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From Quackery to Bacteriology: Emergence of Modern Medicine in 19th Century America

http://www.cl.utoledo.edu/canaday/quackery/quack-index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This University of Toledo exhibit traces the development of medicine through printed works: from heroic medicine at the beginning of the century to quackery movements, the experience of the Civil War, and ending with improvements in medical education and the formulation of the germ theory at century's end. Other topics covered in the exhibit include women's health, mental health, public health, and preventative medicine as advocated through physical fitness and nutrition. Standards 8.10.7 and 8.12.9

Comments: This site has excellent and hard-to-find information about the great inmprovements in medicine that grew out of scientific advances in the mid and late 19th c.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1318

George Westinghouse Museum

http://www.georgewestinghouse.com/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: George Westinghouse, Jr., the son of a man who made farm machinery in New York, may have been the most productive inventor on record. He helped perpetuate the Industrial Revolution with his instinctive drive to resolve social and commercial obstacles. George's creations changed the way society lived and how people traveled, perhaps more than any single individual. Standard 8.12.9

Comments: This site links to great information but the layout is somewhat confusing.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1366

IMA Hero: Thomas Alva Edison

http://www.imahero.com/herohistory/alva_herohistory.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a website about the inventer Thomas Alva Edison. It features a brief biography, a timeline, a bookstore, photos, and URL links. "Bear" in mind that this site is produced by a stuffed animal company. Standards 2.5 and 8.12.9

Comments: This site is easy to read but has enough quality information to support the inventions unit in grade 8.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1678

Invention Dimension

http://web.mit.edu/invent/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This MIT site features biographies of American inventors spanning a wide range of topics and time periods. A featured inventor description is added every week. Standards 8.12.9 and 10.3.2

Comments: There are also links to science-related sites for students.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1761

Inventor's Finest Creation: Thomas Edison and the Making of a Myth

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~CLASS/am485_98/brady/Edison/edison.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is an in-depth look at the life and owrk of Thomas Edison. It shows how his laboratory was organized and how he worked. It puts him in context of his time and how he is an example of the American immigrant ideal. Standards 8.12.9 and 10.3.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1762

John Deere: He Gave the World the Steel Plow

http://members.tripod.com/~Rainbeau/deere.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This article by Neil Clark describes the U.S. in 1837, then John Deere's life, and then how the invention of the steel plow changed American society. Standard 8.6.1 and 8.12.9

Comments: The information and readability are excellent, but the all-text format is somewhat off-putting for students.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1828

Life of Henry Ford

http://www.hfmgv.org/exhibits/hf/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Henry Ford helped develop mass production, assembly-line methods of manufacturing, and put America on the road with an affordable car. Standards 8.12.9 and 11.5.7

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1984

Magic Lanterns - Magic Mirrors: A Centennial Salute to Cinema

http://photo2.si.edu/cinema/cinema.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Today moving pictures are so much a part of modern life that it is hard to imagine a time before their invention. In 1894 Thomas Edison introduced the Kinetoscope, an invention that let one person at a time view a continuous film reel. The next step was to project film, an achievement that automatically increased the size of audiences and the revenues from ticket sales. By 1895 the first projected motion pictures were delighting audiences the world over. Standard 4.4.9, 8.12.9, and 11.5.6

Comments: This Smithsonian exhibition has close-up pictures of the original cameras.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2036

Marconi and the Wireless Telegraph Company

http://homepages.tesco.net/~martin.batesuk/marconi/marconi.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: IN 1900 Marconi, the inventor of commercial radio, changed the name of his company from The Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company, (established in 1897), to Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company. In 1909, his first trans-Atlantic radio telegraph service was opened and in 1910 he conceived a plan to link the whole British Empire by wireless. Standards 8.12.9 and 11.5.6

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2090

National Inventors Hall of Fame

http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/1_0_0_hall_of_fame.asp

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site comes from a science museum located in Ohio. It includes pictures and biographies of American inventors and inventions. Standard 2.5, 3.4.6, 8.12.9, and 10.3.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1764

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