The essays, letters, journal entries, magazine articles and circulars in this Jackdaw give students an understanding of both the man and the theories and principles of electro-magnetism. Display the chart of Modern Electrical Developments, study his notebook and his own sketches, and discuss the discoveries and inventions of Michael Faraday as one example of 19th-century science and invention that produced modern life as we know it. Historians: Colin Ronan and Gerald Leach. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:
Electricity Before Faraday
- Faraday the Man
- Faraday and Experiment
- Electro-magnetism after Faraday
- The Nature of Electro-magnetism
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities
18th-century playing card showing a static-electric machine.
- Letter from Faraday to Benjamin Abbott, 1812.
- Pages from Faraday’s journal.
- Pages from Faraday’s notes on his “electric motor” experiment.
- Announcement for a course of “Juvenile Lectures” by Faraday.
- Pages from Faraday’s notebook.
- Extract from the Illustrated London News, 1846.
- Faraday in his laboratory: painting by Harriet Moore.
- Modern electrical developments: a chart.