The Industrial Revolution (c.1760-1840) introduced many new inventions that would change the world forever.
It was a time epitomized by the wide scale introduction of machinery, the transformation of cities and significant technological developments in a wide range of areas. Many modern mechanisms have their origins from this period.
A PP-presentation of an invention from the Industrial Revolution.
A. What the invention is?
B. Why the invention is/was important?
- Are steam engines still used today?
C. The impact on society of the innovation (this will require some critical thinking)
The steam engine was one of the most important inventions of the Industrial Revolution. Steam engines were used in all sorts of applications including factories, mines, locomotives, and steamboats.
The steam engine helped to power the Industrial Revolution. Before steam power, most factories and mills were powered by water, wind, horse, or man.
Water was a good source of power, but factories had to be located near a river. Both water and wind power could be unreliable as sometimes rivers could dry up during a drought or freeze during the winter and wind didn't always blow.