Index of Resources
Resource listings are arranged from primary to secondary grade levels.
Lightning Rod: Benjamin Franklin's means of
protecting people, buildings, and other structures from
Ben Franklin's Armonica: Franklin's inspiration for this
instrument came during a visit to London in 1757, when musical
glasses were very much in fashion.
Right Down the Middle for a Ball (A Baseball Scoring
Project) - Hollerith Electric Tabulating Machine:
Combine the statistics of the tabulating machine with
investigating the majesty of the diamond, the roar of the
crowd, the blunders of the game, and the numbers that make
baseball each year.
Powered Coining Press: This device is the first
"powered" coining press to be used at the United States Mint
in Philadelphia. Thonnelier invented the press in France in
1833. It was operated by steam, while earlier presses were
operated by hand.
Daguerreotype Cameras - The Advent of Photography: In
the 1830s, Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre devised a way to
permanently reproduce an image, and his picturea
daguerreotypeneeded just twenty minutes exposure. A
practical process of photography was born.
Apollo 8 - To the Moon and Back:
Apollo 8 was launched from Cape Kennedy on
December 21, 1968. Two hours 50 minutes later, Apollo 8 left
Earth's orbit and the lunar module was on its way to the
Maillardet's Automaton: During the 18th century,
people were in a state of wonder over mechanism. The first
complex machines produced by man were called "automata." The
greatest and most fascinating mechanisms were those that
could do things in imitation of living creatures. This
Automaton, known as the "Draughtsman-Writer," is one such
Apollo 10: The Apollo 10 mission was a test run for
the moon landing.
Although Apollo 10 did not land on the moon, astronauts
Stafford, Young, and Cernan carried out many tests to make
the lunar landing that followed much safer.
Bicycles: Getting a Handle on Technology: Discover
the history of bicycles and what influences prompted the
changes in bicycle technology from the dangerous highwheeler
bicycles of yesteryears to today's versatile models.
Mad Dog 2: The world's fastest solar-powered car, invented
by Dr. Mike Duke in 1998.
Grumman Lunar Module - Destination Moon: The Apollo
Lunar missions were an important part of man's exploration
of space. In the future, the Moon may be a very important
base for exploration into deep space. Explore the Lunar
Module, Apollo Missions, and the Moon.
Motion Photography: Eadweard Muybridge played a very
important role in the early development of moving pictures.
His extensive motion photography studies were published in
The Clone Zone - A Simple Guide to Genetic
Engineering: Meet two mice that were created by two
Harvard Medical School scientists using genetic
Priestley's Physics Project: Explore Joseph
Priestley's achievements and some of the early discoveries
into the nature of electricity.
Penicillin : Fungi rules OK: In 1935 Sir Alexander
Fleming gave a sample of Penicillium mould to a colleague
working with him at St Mary's Hospital, London, England. The
mould represents the first chapter in a story about how an
interesting observation led to the development of modern
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