Science and Invention
Exhibitions and Presentations
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Multimedia resources from the Library of Congress that support instruction about science and invention. These resources include expert presentations, exhibitions, bibliographies, Webcasts, and other online materials.
- Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words (Exhibition) Learn about Benjamin Franklin's public, professional, and scientific accomplishments through important documents, letters, books, broadsides, and cartoons. The Scientist and Inventor section features his designs, experiments and inventions.
- Documentary Chronology of Selected Events in the Development of the American Conservation Movement, 1847-1920 (Presentation)
This timeline features documents and images that illustrate the history of the conservation movement.
- Earth As Art: A Landsat Perspective (Exhibition) This exhibit showcases Landsat 7 images of the earth, selected primarily for their aesthetic value.
- Ecology and the American Environment (Presentation)
The sections in this presentation describe some of the important steps taken by ecologists in studying the natural environment.
- Emile Berliner: Inventor of the Gramophone (Presentation) Learn about Emile Berliner who was responsible for the development of the microphone and the flat recording disc and gramophone player.
- Experiments and Inventions (Prints and Photographs) View a selection of images depicting experiments and inventions from the online version of Pictorial Americana.
- Finding Franklin: A Resource Guide (Library of Congress Bibliography) This online bibliography links to Benjamin Franklin resources across the Library of Congress Web site and beyond.
- Flight and Early Aviators (Themed Resources) Access a wide variety of Library of Congress resources related to the topic of flight.
- The History of Household Technology With Constance Carter (Webcast) Constance Carter, Head of the Science Reference Section at the Library of Congress, describes the evolution in the technology of washing machines, irons, and stoves and its effect on the work of women in the home.
- Hog Heaven: Celebrating 100 Years of the Harley-Davidson (Presentation) View this special presentation from the Science, Technology and Business Division.
- Household Appliances (Prints and Photographs) View a selection of images depicting advertisements for household appliances from the online version of Pictorial Americana.
- Industry (Prints and Photographs) View a selection of images depicting industry and mills from the online version of Pictorial Americana.
- The Invention of the Telegraph (Presentation)
Additional presentations include: Morse Timeline and Collection Highlights.
- John Bull and Uncle Sam: Inventions and Discoveries (Exhibition) Learn how many of America's inventions were modeled after British technologies in this joint exhibit of the Library of Congress and the British Library.
- Leonardo's Workshop (Library of Congress Live) Use this guide to learn more about Leonardo da Vinci.
- Mapping the National Parks (American Memory Collection) View the special presentations on Acadia, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains and Yellowstone National Parks.
- Medicine (Prints and Photographs) View a selection of images depicting medicine and patent medicines from the online version of Pictorial Americana.
- Notes on the Origin of American Animation, 1900-1921 (Presentation) This presentation features notes and links to 21 animated films (and 2 fragments) that represent the development of early American animation.
- Science and Technology in 18th Century America (Science Reference Services) This guide lists sources that chronicle the history of science, invention, medicine and technology in colonial America.
- Science Safari (Webcast) Watch the Webcast of the March 18, 2003 Library of Congress event hosting top science and mathematics teachers from across the country performing experiments and demonstrations in celebration of ESTME Week.
- Science Technology Resources (Internet Resources) Selected Web sites to support science and technology studies.
- Science Tracer Bullets Online (Science Reference Services) These research guides are helpful in locating information on a variety of science and technology subjects.
- Science, Medicine, Exploration and Invention (Presentation) Link to science related manuscripts from the Words and Deeds collection.
- Selected Internet Resources in Science and Technology (Internet Resources) Suggested Web sites from the Science Reference Services division in all areas of science and technology.
- Sources for Quotations in the Sciences (Science Reference Services) Click here for an extensive bibliography of online and print sources for quotations in the sciences.
- Telegraph (Prints and Photographs) View a selection of images depicting the telegraph from the online version of Pictorial Americana.
- Thomas Alva Edison (Presentation) A brief biography of Edison is featured here, along with articles from journals of his day in which he offered his views on music, films, inventions, and other topics.
- Today in History (April 22, 1970) Earth Day (Today in History) Learn about the history of Earth Day.
- Transit of Venus March (Presentation) Celebrate the 2004 Transit of Venus with John Philip Sousa's 19th century march.
- The Westinghouse World: The Companies, the People and the Places (Presentation) Learn more about the history of the Westinghouse companies, working conditions, projects Westinghouse worked on and founder George Westinghouse.
- With Wings As Eagles: From Fantasy to Flight (Online Activity) View a powerpoint presentation highlighting resources from the Library of Congress that document the history of flight.
- What's New in Science and Business (Science Reference Services) This site links to new Library of Congress resources in the field of science.
- The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention (Exhibition) This presentation features a selection of Charles and Ray Eames' colorful slides presenting everyday things in new ways and relationships.