Alexander Graham Bell

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Alexander Graham Bell

  1. 1. Alexander Graham Bell By: Elyse Kraft QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  2. 2. What was his inspiration? • He was driven by a genuine and rare intellectual curiosity that kept him regularly searching, striving, and wanting always to learn and create. • Alexander Graham Bell's success with the telephone was a direct result of his attempts to improve the telegraph QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  3. 3. What type of education did he receive? • Royal High School, Edinburgh, Scotland • University of Edinburgh • University College in London • Received special training from his father for removing impediments in speech QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  4. 4. Did he profit from his invention? • Founded Bell Telephone Company which is now currently AT&T. • Won the Volta Prize in France ($10,000) for his invention of the telephone. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  5. 5. How has his original design evolved? • Bell’s first words to assistant were "Mr. Watson -- come here -- I want to see you.” • Telegraph • Multiple Telegraph • Multiple Telephone • Dialing Improvements • Fiber-Optic Cables • Cellular Phones QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  6. 6. Did he have any other inventions? • Photophone • Improvements in Phonograph • Own Flying Machine - 6 years after first flight of Wright Bros. • Metal Detector - invented to find bullet in President Garfield QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  7. 7. Standards that Apply • History: K.1.3 Listen to and retell stories about people in the past who showed honesty, courage, and responsibility. • History: 1.1.1 Compare the way individuals in the community lived in the past with the way they live in the present. • History: 1.1.2 Compare past and present similarities and differences in daily life by using biographies, oral histories, and folklore. • History: 1.1.9 Use the library and other information resources to find information that answers questions about history.
  8. 8. Standards that Apply (cont.) • Science: 3.1.6 Give examples of how tools, such as automobiles, computers, and electric motors, have affected the way we live. • Science: 3.1.7 Recognize that and explain how an invention can be used in different ways, such as a radio being used to get information and for entertainment • Language Arts: 3.2.2 Ask questions and support answers by connecting prior knowledge with literal information from the text. • Language Arts: 3.2.3 Show understanding by identifying answers in the text.
  9. 9. Links • http://inventors.about.com/od/bstartinve ntors/a/telephone.htm • http://www.alexandergrahambell.org/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_G raham_Bell
  10. 10. Links • http://inventors.about.com/od/bstartinve ntors/a/telephone.htm • http://www.alexandergrahambell.org/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_G raham_Bell

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