By Kendall Haven
Brimming with attention-grabbing and enjoyable evidence approximately a hundred clinical breakthroughs, this assortment provides the genuine tales in the back of the background of technological know-how, whilst delivering a wide ranging review of the historical past of technology and an creation to a few of an important scientists in heritage. Grades 6 and up.
Throughout heritage, technological know-how has replaced lives and dramatically altered the way the universe is perceived. targeting the a hundred most vital clinical occasions of all time—from Archimedes' discovery of the 2 primary ideas underlying physics and engineering (levers and buoyancy) in 260 B.C.E. to human anatomy, Jupiter's moons, electrons, black holes, the human genome, and more—storyteller Kendall Haven has created a prepared reference for these looking info on technology discoveries.
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All forms of electricity are the same. Who Discovered It? Benjamin Franklin Why Is This One of the 100 Greatest? Electricity is one of our greatest energy resources and one of the few natural energy sources. Franklin’s electricity experiments were the first scientific ventures into the nature and use of electricity and uncovered its true nature. They set the stage for much of the scientific and engineering development in the nineteenth century and for the explosion of electrical development—batteries, motors, generators, lights, etc.
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2006. Whitney, Charles Allen. Discovery of Our Galaxy. Iowa City: Iowa State Press, 1997. The Nature of Electricity Year of Discovery: 1752 What Is It? All forms of electricity are the same. Who Discovered It? Benjamin Franklin Why Is This One of the 100 Greatest? Electricity is one of our greatest energy resources and one of the few natural energy sources. Franklin’s electricity experiments were the first scientific ventures into the nature and use of electricity and uncovered its true nature.
When he doubled the pressure (weight of mercury) on a trapped body of air, he halved its volume. When he tripled the pressure, the air’s volume was reduced to one-third. The change in volume of air when compressed was always proportional to the change in the pressure squeezing that air. He created a simple mathematical equation to describe this proportionality. ” No other concept has been more useful in understanding and using gasses to serve the needs of humankind. Fun Facts: Oceanographer Sylvia Earle set the women’s depth record for solo diving (1,000 meters or 3,281 feet).