Industrial Revolution Inventors

Wcisel.com Curriculum Links

  1. Inventor of the Week Archive - This is a VERY GOOD SITE, one of the best that I found for inventors, but sometimes it doesn't work, so you might need to try again later.
  2. Cotton Times - An alphabetical list with many people who were important in the Industrial Revolution. Most only have a sentence or two, but some have a LINK to a page that usually has good information. Look for the links
  3. Enchanted Learning (inventors)- This site has LOTS of information, and is written for students, but usually has just a sentence or two, or a paragraph about each person.
  4. Famous Inventors A-Z at About.com -Lots of information, some long articles some short, links to more pages on this site and others. Finding where you are is sometimes confusing and there seem to be links to pages that you're already on, or several pages that are almost identical. There are pop ups and ads on this site.
  5. Who Made America? -
  6. Inventor's Hall of Fame Search - lots of inventors, most with about 1/2 page of text and a picture.
  7. The Great Idea Finder -
  8. Industrial Revolution Timeline -
  9. Science & Technology Timeline -
  10. World Almanac for Kids - Inventions -
  11. Spectrum Biographies - Some of the really famous ones are here, but there are a lot of pop up windows
  12. Yahooligans Inventors Directory Page
  13. Inventive Genius - These pages are done by students, but they look good.
  14. People and Discoveries - PBS

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  1. Arkwright, Richard
  2. Bell, Alexander Graham - Timeline
  3. Berliner, Emile -
  4. Braille, Louis - Braille writing
  5. Cartwright, Edmund - Power Loom
  6. Carver, George Washington - Uses for Peanuts and more
  7. Cochran, Josephine Garis - Dishwashing machine
  8. Colt, Samuel -
  9. Coolidge, William -
  10. Cooper, Peter - Jello & the Tom Thumb railroad
  11. Crompton, Samuel - Spinning Mule
  12. Curie, Marie -
  13. Deere, John -
  14. Diesel, Rudolph -
  15. Eastman, George - Eastman George Timeline - really neat   Eastman, George -
  16. Edison, Thomas - Edison, Thomas Timeline - Edison, Thomas - Edison, Thomas -
  17. Einstein, Albert -
  18. Fermi, Enrico -
  19. Ferris, George -
  20. Ford, Henry -
  21. Franklin, Benjamin - Franklin, Benjamin -
  22. Fulton, Robert - Commercial Steamboat
  23. Goodyear, Charles -
  24. Hall, Charles Martin -
  25. Howe, Elias - Sewing Machine
  26. Judson, Whitcomb - zipper
  27. Kay, John - Flying Shuttle
  28. Kellogg, Will Keith -
  29. Marconi, Guglielmo PBS - Marconi, Guglielmo - Difficult reading
  30. McCormick, Cyrus - McCormick, Cyrus -
  31. McCoy, Elijah -
  32. Morse, Samuel - timeline
  33. Otis, Elisha - made elevators safer
  34. Salk, Jonas PBS -
  35. Savery, Thomas
  36. Sholes, Christopher Latham - This biography is on a middle school web site, but since it is a school named in his honor, we can probably trust the text.
  37. Singer, Issac M. - (1811-75). American inventor of the chain-stitch sewing machine (1852).
  38. Slater, Samuel -
  39. Steinmetz, Charles Proteus - Developed theories on alternating current.
  40. Stephenson, George -
  41. Strauss, Levi -
  42. Tesla, Nikola -
  43. Watt, James -
  44. Watts, James - Very long
  45. Westinghouse Jr., George -
  46. Whitney, Eli -  Whitney, Eli
  47. Wright, Orville & Wright, Wilbur - Wright Brothers PBS Wright Brothers Ford Site
  48. Yale Jr., Linus -  Yale Lock