The Industrial Times: History 1800s | BJU Press Summer eCamp
Samuel Morse invents the telegraph!
James Watt's steam engine storms country
Eli Whitney's cotton gin revolutionizes industry!
- You will need a pencil, some paper, and materials to build your invention.
- Think about things you use that could work better or problems you would like to solve. Make a list of as many things you can think of. Then reread each idea. Is it really new? Would other people think that it is a good idea? How easy would the thing be to make?
- Choose one of your ideas and try to draw a picture that shows how it would work. Do you need more information to make your invention? Where can you find the information?
- Try to put your invention together. Does it work? Do you need more information? Can you do something another way? Show your working invention to your parents. Is your invention something that they can use?
Heritage Studies 4
—from Heritage Studies 4, ©2009 BJU Press
Test Your Knowledge
How much do you know about this era? Test yourself with this crossword puzzle.
Word Find Puzzle
Can you spy all
the inventions and inventors in this
word find puzzle?
Get Creative in the Kitchen
- Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge
- Porridge was a common dish among the working class of the 18th and 19th centuries. Try this tasty version.
- Carrot and Pineapple Gelatin Salad
- Powdered gelatin was patented by American inventor Peter Cooper in 1845. Check out this recipe you can make with powdered gelatin.
- Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
- Cream cheese was invented in 1872 by William Lawrence, an American dairy farmer from New York. Try your hand at making an easy recipe using this invention.
- Chocolate Peanut Squares
- Condensed milk was invented in 1856 by American Gail Borden. Since it can last for years without refrigeration, it was commonly used by soldiers in the Civil War. Check out this recipe you can make with condensed milk.
Practice your Morse Code skills. Can you crack the secret message?
The Golden Age of Kiting
The 1800s was considered the “Golden Age of Kiting.” Here you can find tips on how to make and fly your own kite.