Look at the picture on the right. It is a Newcomen Engine. Invented in England it is frequently recognised as the first truly industrial machine at the start of the Industrial Revolution. How do you think it worked and what do you think it was used for?
- Now look at the four images in the main picture (below). Each picture is representative of some kind of a breakthrough. In each case discuss what each picture represents and how important a scientific breakthrough it represents.
- What are the pros and cons of each of the technologies?
- Which of the advances represented in the pictures do you think is the most important and why?
- If you could add another picture what would it be and why?
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