(In story form) It has been about 100 years since the flood. Nimrod, son of Cush, had decided to build the tower of Babel in a rebellion against God. After building the tower very high, God came down and decided to confuse the languages. Everyone was very confused because their friends (whom they were just … Continue reading If I Lived during the time of the Tower of Babel.
The Flying Shuttle In 1733 a man named John Kay invented the Flying Shuttle. The Flying Shuttle is not a U.F.O but was used for looming and fabric making. It was such a simple but effective invention that it doubled the fabric production in only a few days. People were able to make fabric faster … Continue reading The History of Inventions
Lesson 111 Mercury Barometer In the 1500s mining was very important. But the mines would always fill with water, so people made a piston system to pump the water out. But it could not pump higher than 32ft. No matter what people tried it would always stop at this magical number 32ft. Someone wrote to … Continue reading This Weeks Inventions
Today I will be talking about lessons 91 and 92. Lesson 109 I learned about the Mercator Projection map. Maps depict the world on a flat surface. But, since the world is spherical it is hard to make an accurate representation of the world on a flat surface. In 1500 sailing was a big business. … Continue reading My History Review
The Heliocentric Theory The Heliocentric theory is the "theory" that the earth and planets revolved around the sun. It was made by Copernicus. And it made more sense than the Ptolemaic model. The Heliocentric theory predicts the motion of the planets and, also shows where the planets and the stars and moon are in the … Continue reading History
Mariner's Astrolabe The Mariner's astrolabe improved navigational technology. Before the Mariner's astrolabe people used the cross staff and the quadrant. But there was a problem. The boat would rock so it would be hard to keep a straight eye on the stars. The Mariner's astrolabe was made of heavy brass with holes cut into the … Continue reading History
Spectacles The invention of spectacles made a big impact in people's lives, especially scholars and teachers and people that needed to read for their jobs, because spectacles made it so that people could see better. Scholars could keep working even if they were old and had bad vision. That made it possible for people to … Continue reading The impact on history of some inventions
Lesson 65 Buttons Before buttons were invented people did their clothes up with broaches. They never fit quite right. The button made it possible for people's clothes to fit tighter so they could be warm and also it made it so you could tell someone's class. When the button was first invented they were very … Continue reading The Impact of Some Inventions in History
Lesson 45 The Romans made beautiful glass that was clear and thin glass before the Roman Empire collapsed. When it collapsed the water in the astrolabes dried up and people had to move away and find nice clean water. Since they had to survive they had no time to make glass and improve their skills. … Continue reading How glass changed when the Roman Empire collapsed
Lesson 40 My favourite invention is the waterwheel! I love the waterwheel because it is used for so many things: sawing, and hammering, mining, and even for grinding grain. They are really interesting because you do not have to do anything to power them, you just let the water flow through. Most of all they … Continue reading My favourite invention!