Famous Inventors

Famous Inventors

Alexander Graham Bell, Inventor of the Telephone

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Readers Theater, Grades 6-12

Canadian-born Alexander Graham Bell, his wife, father-in-law, lawyer, and partner (Thomas Watson) appear in court before a judge. They take part in a preliminary hearing to determine ownership of patent rights to the telephone.

Archimedes, Third Century B.C, Inventor

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Readers Theater, Grades 6-12

A Roman general has announced plans to capture the city of Syracuse. As the script begins, an ancient king and his royal adviser discuss the forthcoming battle and wonder how to defend their city. They send for Archimedes who had performed miraculous tasks for the previous king.

Banting and Best, Inventors of Insulin

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Readers Theater, Grades 6-12

Three reporters host the show "Meet the Reporters" and welcome their guest, Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Frederick Grant Banting. Banting surprises everyone by introducing Charles Best and announcing plans to share his portion of the Nobel Prize with Mr. Best.

Florence Nightingale, Inventor of Modern Nursing

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Readers Theater, Grades 6-12

Welcome to the 1861 Florence Nightingale School of Nursing graduation ceremony! Although Florence is an invalid and confined to bed, family and friends gather to celebrate and share memories of Florence's unique career.

James Naismith, Inventor of Basketball

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Readers Theater, Grades 6-12

An ace newspaper reporter and his photographer plan to interview Canadian James Naismith about a new game played with peach baskets! They visit the Springfield, Massachusette YMCA where Naismith works.

Johann Gutenberg, Inventor of Moveable Type

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The TV series "This is Your Story" features stories of the influential and famous. Today's show asks Johann Gutenberg to identify some mystery voices from the past! A monastery monk, Gutenberg's father, and the world's first printer tell a fascinating tale about the invention of moveable type.

Leonardo Da Vinci, Imaginative Inventor

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Leonardo da Vinci fears he is dying and asks his companion to summon a notary and a priest. Through their bedside conversation we learn about Leonardo's life and incredible accomplishments as a "visionary inventor."

Reginald Fessenden, Prolific Inventor

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Three students need help with a joint science report which is due in just two weeks! They meet a helpful research librarian who is compiling a file on Canadian inventor Reginald Aubrey Fessenden. The librarian encourages them to look into Fessenden's work.

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS, INVENTORS OF THE AIRPLANE

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Three students visit a flight museum and are amazed when statues of Orville and Wilber Wright come alive and speak to them. The students question these famous brothers and learn important facts about the invention of the airplane.

THOMAS ALVA EDISON, THE PRACTICAL INVENTOR

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One narrator and six characters tell the Thomas Alva Edison story which led to the invention of the electric light, the phonograph, and the moving picture. Young Thomas hates school, so his teacher-trained mother decides to teach him at home.

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