With our Spotlight on Ideas that Changed the World, we look at some of the most significant inventions and discoveries of all time. But where did those ideas come from?
We thought it might be a good idea to include a little bit about the people with the ideas that changed the world here:
“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.”
Everything is indeed relative. And do you know who figured that out? The brilliant (and ever so zany) Albert Einstein, tongue out and all. Learn all about him with our Einstein topic.
“We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities…still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.”
But do you know that Darwin never actually said humans came from monkeys? Rather, he suggested we come from a common ancestor. Learn more about him from our Charles Darwin topic.
He made many significant contributions to Maths and Philosophy in his time, and also had a rather controversial friendship with a bloke called Copernicus, but what was his greatest contribution to Science? You’ll have to watch our Galileo Galilei movie to find out exactly what it was.
He’s considered to be one of the most important Scientists of all time but did you know that Sir Isaac Newton placed equal, if not greater, emphasis on his religious explorations? And, much like he did for his scientific work, Newton applied the Scientific Method to his religious investigations.
First things first, just what is the truth behind the famous falling apple? Learn all about it in our Isaac Newton topic.
Is there anything Da Vinci couldn’t do? Find out all about Leonardo Da Vinci’s incredible skill and talent as Tim and Moby introduce you to the life and work of this famous sculptor, and…painter…and inventor…and anatomist…and mathematician…in our Leonardo Da Vinci movie.
Watch and learn why Marie Curie’s explanation for radioactivity was such a breakthrough in the scientific community. This twice-winner of the Nobel Prize is an inspiration to us all!
Learn all about Marie Curie.
“I have a dream …” You know the words, but what do you know about the man who said them? Find out who inspired Martin Luther King, and how his non-violent protests lead to Supreme Court decisions banning segregation in America.
He was the most important man of the American Civil Rights Movement and you can learn more about him in our Martin Luther King, Jr. movie.
Michelangelo – did you know that he hated painting? We couldn’t believe it either. Learn all about the famous painter of the Sistine chapel and discover which of his designs has been copied around the world.
A masterpiece of a movie, even if we do say so ourselves! Michelangelo Buonarroti
Visit our Spotlight on Ideas that Changed the World for a great collection of resources. We’ve got a Wheel & Axle FYI, Nuclear Energy Activities and a quiz from one of our latest movies, Scientific Method.
Make time to watch the movies too!