Famous scientists and their inventions.
Look at the pictures of some famous scientists. What are their names? Match pictures with the names.
What do you know about these scientists? Read some information and match their names with short information about them and their inventions.
He was a forward-thinking Serbian-American scientist and inventor who made important contributions to physics and engineering. He is best known for his work with electricity, including the design of alternating current (AC) electricity. He also had a flair for the dramatic, creating elaborate experiments and showcasing his work with spectacular demonstrations.
He is one of the most influential scientists of all time. He came up with numerous theories and contributed ideas to many different fields including physics, mathematics and philosophy. His three laws of motion relate the forces acting on a body to its motion. The first is the law of inertia. The second is commonly stated as ‘force equals mass times acceleration. The third and final law is commonly known as ‘to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction’.
He created a comprehensive periodic table of elements, incorporating the Newland's law of octaves and leaving blanks where he theorized the presence of elements that had not yet been discovered. Most of these gaps were later found to be correct.
He was a physicist, chemist and a pioneer of electrical science. He is most famous for his invention of the electric battery. Battery produced a steady source of electric current for the first time ever. All electrical devices depend on electric current. Without his invention, there could be no modern technology.
Go to http://www.buzzle.com/articles/famous-scientists-and-their-inventions.html or http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/scientists.html to check yourself. Find these people and read information about them. Make notes. Add some more information.
Work in pairs. Using these links choose one of the scientists and tell each other about his invention. Why is it so important?
Previously people used to…
Without … we couldn`t… We`d have to…
….has had a great effect on our lives.
We use it every day/ often to…..
… has made our life much easier, we spend less time to…
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