Category (Ms. Baldwin fills this in)
Name of Invention or Discovery
Date Invented or Discovered
Who Invented or Discovered It?
|Description of technology involved|
Why it mattered or how it changed society
Initials & Source
|Industry||Cotton Gin||March 14, 94||Eli Whitney|
A machine that picked and removed seeds from harvested cotton.
Changed the way cotton was produced. Allowed cotton to be harvested at greater speeds which in turn allowed manufacturers to produce greater amounts in shorter periods of time.
|Communication/Daily Life/Industry||Printing Press||15th Century||Johannes Gutenberg|
It had multiple leters that could have ink pressed against it, and than they would be lowered and pressed against paper
|It allowed quick production of books|
|Daily Life||"Pennsylvania Stove"||About 1740||Benjamin franklin|
This allowed people to cook in a more convienent way.
This made it easier for families and women to make food, and overall save time in a time that was starting to grow.
|Daily Life||Light bulb||1879||Thomos Edison|
It had a luminacent filling inside, and it also had a glass outside
This allowed people to have ligt in dark places for much longer
|Communication/Entertainment||Motion Picture (zoopraxiscope)||1867||William Lincoln|
Multiple pictures and a way to move between them quickly, and thus created a sense of motion
This was the stepping ground for todays motion pictures and tv's
|Industry/Transportation||Steam Engine||1698||Thomas Savery|
Many steel gears, cylinders and other slight details
With the steam engine many people were able to move a lot more, a lot faster
|Communication/Entertainment||Compact Disc||June 3, 1965||James Russel|
A small disc where music and information can be stored.
Now people could store there favorite music and store important information that they could easily access and save.
|Computers||1946||Charles Babbage||Computes being huge to being laptops|
Being able to have entertainment and finding infromation faster
|Medical||Birth Control Pill||1957||FDA approved|
This was the first oral contraceptive and it was made to help with menstural disorders.
Today women use this contraceptive to prevent horrible crampings and pregnancy.
|Entertainment||Digital Cameras||December 1975||Steven Sasson||Easier to take pictures||Learn to capture a moment|
Randolph Smith and Kenneth House
If smoke gets in the detector then an alarm will trigger.
Now fires can be prevented from spreading because once the alarm is triggerd you can either put it out before it spreads or you can call 911 or sometimes the alarm itself will alert the fire station. Keeps your home from being burned down and it saves lives.
|1268||rogor bacon||hourglass earliest recorded use of lense||to tell time a new way||(GS)|
|Weapons||rockets||1243 BC||Chinese (mongols)||rockets used for chinese battle|
used as weapons to get rid of their component
|1420||Jan Van Eyck||oil painting|
paint walls with a new resource so paint can last longer
The telegraph revolutionized communication, allowing people to relay messages faster than ever before. This invention played a big role in the Civil War, with over 25 million dollars of telegraph wire spent by the Union alone.
|Daily Life||Soap||2800 BC||Mesopotamia||Personal Hygine|
You might not be able to be in a relationship
|Transportation||GPS||1978||Roger L. Easton|
Satellite that tells you how to get to one place to another by giving you directions from your current location.
Now if you get lost you can use a GPS to guide you back to your home or wherever you need to get to. It helps guide you to a location.
|Weapons||Revolving gun||1836||Samuel Colt|
Faster to reload than any other firearm, and remains popular today.
best remembered as the creator of one of the most popular gun designs in the history of the world - six-barreled Colt pistol called "revolver"
|Industry||The Nails||1790s and the early 1800s||Henry Bessemer|
Nail-making machines came online between the 1790s and the early 1800s. Technology for crafting nails continued to advance; After Henry Bessemer developed a process to mass-produce steel from iron, the iron nails of yesteryear slowly waned and by 1886, 10 percent of U.S.
To build things, used to be made out of wood. Now nails are used to make things last longer and held together stronger,
|Transportation||The Compass||9th and 11th century||The Chinese|
it was made of lodestone, a naturally-magnetized iron ore, the attractive properties of which they had been studying for centuries.
|made navagation easier and fasier||DA|
hat antibiotic mold turned out to be the fungus Penicillium. fights a huge number of bacterial infections in humans without harming the humans themselves.
|Language||100,000 BCE||Unknown||used for comunnication|
making it a lot easier to pass on how-to knowledge from generation to generation and speeding the spread of innovation.
|1500||Haslely Willard||first flush toilets appeared|
used to dispose and new way to go to the bathroom
|1400||bartolomeo cristofori||Spinet was invitented (First piano)|
a new instrument was made so musicians can play them
|JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL|
|Transportation||gus ( GLOBE)||1490-1492||MARTIN BEHAIM|
3 DEMENSIONAL REPLICATE OF EARTH THAT HELPED NAVIGATORS NAVIGATE EARTH
IT HELPED EXPLORERS EXPLORE THE WORLD AS A GUIDE TO THEIR ADVANTURES.
|Communication||gus (LEAD PENCIL)||1564||NICHOLAS JACQUEZ CONTE|
PENCIL USUING GRAPHITE AS THE MARKING MATERIAL
|HELPS PEOPLE WRITE FASTER PASTE|
|Industry||gus (KNITTING MACHINE)||1589||WILLIAM LEE|
MACHINE FOR MECHANICALLY KNITTING FABRIC
PRODUCES STOCKINGS REPLACES HUMANS
|Everyday Life||gus (FLUSHING TOILET)||1596||SIR JOHN HARRINGTON||POTTY REPLACEMENT|
SUPPORTED PEOPLE WHEN DOING HUMAN NECCESSITIES INSTEAD OF USUING POTS
|Medical||gus (THERMOMETER)||1714||GABRIEL FAHRENHEIT||INDICATES TEMPERATURE|
HELPS INDICATE TEMPERATURE TO KNOW HOW COLD OR HOT IT IS
|Everyday Life||wristwatch||1868||patrick philippe||it was a device that told time|
it allowed many people to know the time on the go.
|Weapons||Armor piercing rounds||1860||Major Sir W. Palliser||a bullet that pierced armor|
it made warfare a much more dangerous subject
|Weapons||Mills bomb||1856||Sir William Mills||it was a handheld bomb aka the grenade||it was mainly used by the british in warfare|
Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Andrei Sakharov, Yuri Trutnev, Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich
it was the biggest nucular bomb now the 2nd
it was a weapon that russia invented to strike fear into people
|Weapons||sniper rifle||1853||Joseph Whitworth||a long range weapon||it allowed long range combat|
|Everydaylife/Weapons||(HR) Matchlock||1368 to 1644||China's ming Dynasty|
The matchlock was created to make hand-held firing gun easier to light
It mattered alot because they used it in wars making the guns faster to with the use of matchlock
|Weapons||(HR) Boomerang||23,000 B.C||Australia’s Aboriginal people||It was created as a hunting weapon|
It mattered alot becasue it made it easier to hunt animals
|Weapons||(HR) sling ball||500 B.C||China|
It could sling balls of rock as far as 125 meters
It mattered becasue they could use the weight as leverage to fire heavy weapons and as a slinger to balance off the heavy weights.
|Weapons||(HR) spears||400,000 B.C||Germany||It was a weapon used for hunting|
It mattered because they used weapons for hunting and also for war in the late times such as native americans.
(HR) supercavitating torpedo
|1960 to 2000||Russia|
It exploites water bubbles around objects that travels about 500 kilometers an hour
It matters because it is used in military and used to carry humans in supercavitating craft.
|Medical||Contact lenses||1887 followed 1995||Leonardo||(JLL)|
|Communication||Mechanical Pencil||1822||Slavoljub Eduard Penkala|
A led pencil that is not wooden instead it is mechanical Instead of cutting down trees and using them to make wooden pencils that don't last forever, you can reuse the same pencil and add lead each time you run out
(LM) Ms. Baldwin
|Everyday Life||Watch||1510||Peter Henlein||More convenient way to tell time|
Made it easier for people to know what time it is
|Safety||Locks||1778||Robert Barronin||To secure things||Helped us secure precious things|
|Medical||Anesthesia||1846||Thomas Green Morton||to make surgeries painless|
Many people can go through surgeries without feeling a thing
|Transportation/Weapon||Submarine||1623||Dutchman Cornelius Drebbel||to go under water|
helped us researh under the sea better and for war purposes
|Medical||Eye Glasses||between 1268 and 1289||Original creator unknown||to improve vison||helped many people see clearly|
|Transportation||Automobiles||1885||Kari Benz||It's transportation|
It was a better way to get around, it helped peopeple get from point a to poiny b
|Communication||telephone||1904||Antoino Meucci||You can communcate with people|
You could cummmuncate with people better
|Everyday Life||Refridgerator||1805||Oliver Evans||you can put your food in it||it's a way you could keep your food fresh||Bw|
|Weapons||Gunpowder||10th century||by the Chinese|
substance which burns very rapidly and used in firearms
This reduces peak pressures in a gun, but makes it less suitable for shattering rock
Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) at the Dept. of Defense
publicly available worldwide system of interconnected computer networks that transmit data
It carries various information and services, such as electronic mail, online chat and the interlinked web pages and other documents of the World Wide Web
Salvino degli Armati or Alessandro di Spina
are frames bearing lenses worn in front of the human eyes,
For purely aesthetic reasons but normally for vision correction or eye protection.
|Communication/Entertainment||E-mail (Electronic Mail)||1971||Ray Tomlinson|
Is a method of composing, sending, and receiving messages over electronic communication systems
way for multiple users of a time-sharing mainframe computer to communicate
|Transportation||Elevator||1852||Elisha Graves Otis|
A transport device used to move goods or people vertically
elevators are known more for helping as lifts