CLASSROOM QUIZ – What are these men famous for?

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Take this list of names and create a class project about Amazing Engineers. Not all of the men listed here will be instantly recognised by your students. Let’s see how they go identifying them and what they are famous for? For those they don’t know, they can research and write one page about their life and achievements.

John Logie Baird
  • Charles Babbage
  • John Logie Baird
  • Isambard Brunel
  • Gordon Gould
  • Johannes Gutenberg
  • James Harrison
  • Peter Henlein
  • Thomas Newcomen
  • William Shockley
  • Christopher Sholes

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This class activity will allow students to delve into the great minds of these Amazing Engineers. When problems crop up, we need solutions. When something needs to be improved, or made more efficient, we need innovative ideas and positive action. Your students can learn a lot from some of the world’s most celebrated engineers whose inspirational life stories are celebrated in this collection from The Amazing People Club®.

What is a BioView®?

  • A BioView® is a short biographical story, similar to an interview, about an amazing person.
  • These stories offer an inspirational way of learning about people who made major contributions to our world.
  • The unique format and flow enables each person’s story to come alive, as if it is being personally told to you, and reflects their interests, emotions and passions.

Meet these Amazing Engineers and others HERE.


Amazing People Education is brought to you by The Amazing People Club – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students and teachers worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free Amazing Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these Education Case Studies.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

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One thought on “CLASSROOM QUIZ – What are these men famous for?

    classicifeoluwa | John Logie Baird said:
    July 24, 2013 at 9:04 pm

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