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Showing Grade 8, Unit 12e, Inventors and Inventions
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Peter Cooper

http://www.cooper.edu/engineering/chemechem/gelatin/gel.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The talented Peter Cooper didn't just invent a steam-powered locomotive. He is also responsible for the substance that came to be called "Jell-O." This page from the Cooper Union site tells that story. Standards 2.5 and 8.12.9

Comments: Don't miss the link to the history of Jell-O!

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2435

Spotlight Biography: Inventors

http://smithsonianeducation.org/spotlight/inventors1.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a brief description of the life and inventions of 10 of America's most famous inventors written by the Smithsonian. Included are links to other inventors and to web sites with more information on these men. Standard 2.5, 8.12.9, and 10.2.3

Comments: The site is embedded with links to things that describe or picture the information given.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2824

Technology in 1900

http://pbskids.org/wayback/tech1900/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Learn about the newest technology in 1900 from automobiles, to popular music, to telephones. Read predictions people made about the future of these new inventions. Teachers, there is a section with ideas for applying the material in the classroom. Standard 8.12.9

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3620

The Dream of Flight

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/wb-home.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: n December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made the world's first sustained, powered, and controlled flight in a heavier-than-air flying machine, thereby realizing one of mankind's oldest and most persistent aspirations -- human flight. The Dream of Flight honors that achievement, using the Library's rarest and most significant materials to explore the notion that flight, whether fanciful or actual, has inspired and occupied a central place in most cultures. Standards 8.12.9 and 10.3.2

Comments: These are incredible primary sources from the Smithsonian.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2997

The First Typewriter

http://home.earthlink.net/~dcrehr/firsttw.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: It was called the "Sholes & Glidden Type Writer," and it was produced by the gunmakers E. Remington & Sons in Ilion, NY from 1874-1878. It was not a great success (not more than 5,000 were sold), but it founded a worldwide industry, and it brought mechanization to dreary, time-consuming office work. Find out about the first typewriter and view pictures of the prototype models. Standard 8.12.9

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3006

Thomas Edison's Patent Application for the Light Bulb (1880)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=46

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Thomas Edison propelled the United States out of the gaslight era and into the electric age. On January 27, 1880, Thomas Edison received the historic patent based on the principles of his incandescent lamp that paved the way for the widespread use of the electric light.Three of his most famous inventions, the phonograph, a practical incandescent light bulb, and the moving picture camera, revolutionized the way people live throughout the world. His work transformed the United States into the world's greatest industrial superpower. Standard 8.12.9

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3135

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