Physics/History GCSE: The Genius of Invention

The Genius of Invention takes a look at significant historical inventions that have revolutionised our daily lives.

Michael Mosley, Cassie Newland and Mark Miodownik examine the inventions that led to the electrical, the transport and the communication revolutions that shaped the modern world.

Suitable for: teaching Physics, Chemistry and History at GCSE/KS4 in England and National 4/5 in Scotland.

Development of photography by Daguerre and Fox Talbot
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Invention of motion pictures and celluloid
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The invention of Morse code and the first transatlantic cable
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The invention of photography by Nicephore Niepce
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The invention of television by John Logie Baird
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The invention of the telegraph by Cooke and Wheatstone
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The invention of the telephone and how it changed society
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The invention of wireless communication by Guglielmo Marconi
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Trial of Baird and Marconi - E.M.I's competing television technologies
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The impact of the steam engine
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The invention of the electricity generator
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The invention of the first power station
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The invention of the steam engine
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The invention of the turbine
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The invention of the internal combustion engine
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The invention of the jet engine
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The invention of the railway
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The invention of the steam locomotive
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