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  1. Science across the centuries

  2. Trains started here

  3. This is how they’ve progressed

  4. What other scientific innovations can you think off? inventions

  5. First TV

  6. First computer

  7. The first Apple computer

  8. First cell phone

  9. The wheel

  10. To do • In your books – draw a picture of what you think a typical inventor looks like. • Write a few sentences to describe how they look and what their personality is like.

  11. Any like this? • Why?

  12. Zhang Heng (25 -220 AD). • Zhang Heng invented an early but efficient seismograph which could detect the direction of an earthquake up to 500 km (310 miles) away.

  13. Sushruta (600 BC) • is considered the father of surgery. • Sushruta demonstrated knowledge of the circulation of blood and lymph and of the arteries. • He connected obesity with heart disorders and diabetes, recommending physical activity in order to cure it. • Sushruta laid the foundation for plastic surgery and related various methods for covering physical defects using skin grafts and other methods

  14. Abu Al-Qasim (936-1013 AD) • the father of modern surgery, his medical text, Kitab Al Tasrif, profoundly influenced Islamic and European surgical procedure

  15. Marie Curie • discovered radiation therapy could treat cancer.

  16. Patricia Bath (1942-) • This scientist, physician, and inventor is best known for her most well-known invention: the Laserphaco Probe. • Her invention creates a less painful and more precise treatment of cataracts. • She has been able to help restore the sight of those who had been blind for more than 30 years.

  17. Mae Jemison • Astronaught

  18. To do • In pairs you are going to prepare a 3 minute presentation on a scientist/inventor. • You need to consider, what did they do, where are they from and what makes them special.