Einstein's Big Idea
Created as a companion to a PBS Nova program, this site includes a
timeline, explanation of his genius and explanations of his theories.
Hall of Science and Education
This site provides interviews with important 20th century scientists
and explorers from the American Academy of Achievement.
From the Franklin Institute Science Museum Online, this site provides
information about Benjamin Franklin. Also includes links to Thomas Edison,
Alexander Graham Bell, as well as "Today's curious thinkers."
From the Smithsonian Institute, this site provides information about
a collection of great inventors and innovators. Includes information
about Edison, the quartz watch, the electric guitar, textiles, and the
innovative lives collection.
Curie and the Science of Radioactivity
Lengthy information about her life and her discoveries
from 1867 until her death in 1934, from the American Institute of Physics.
Inventors Hall of Fame
From the National Inventors Hall of Fame, this site offers short biographies
of inventors. Provides list of inventors, alphabetically by name as
well as chronologically by invention. Also includes an index of inventions
and a timeline. Can search or browse.
Inventors and Explorers
This portal leads to hundreds of Web links to biographical information
by subject and grade level from an author and former high school teacher.
Feature: Forgotten Inventors
Learn about lesser-known inventions like the can opener, gas mask, feather
duster, blue jeans and Frisbee and read about the people who invented
them on this PBS site.
A Gallery of Energy Pioneers
From the California Energy Commission, this site profiles fifteen scientists
who contributed to studies related to energy.
Ultimate Resource of Famous Inventors
A brief list of famous inventors who have helped extend the boundaries of the human experience.
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