Presentation on theme: "ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL BY ANNA FARLEY. BELL IN A NUTSHELL Alexander Graham Bell was born on 3 rd March 1847 He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland He didn’t."— Presentation transcript:
BELL IN A NUTSHELL Alexander Graham Bell was born on 3 rd March 1847 He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland He didn’t have the middle name, Graham, until he was 11 years old He got it for his birthday When he was 23, Bell and his parents moved to Canada He was a scientist He died on 2 nd August 1922, when he was 75
BELL AS A SCIENTIST Bell first became interested in the science of sound because both his mother and wife were deaf He eventually wanted to send voice signals down a telephone wire In 1876 he and Elisha Gray both filed patents There was a debate about who got there first but the patent was awarded to Bell Bell’s first words on the device were to his assistant Watson.
OTHER BELL INVENTIONS The metal detector – He invented this to find a bullet inside President James Garfield Audiometer – A device used to detect hearing problems He also made a device to help find icebergs
FAMOUS BELL QUOTES Before any thing else, preparation is the key to success A man owes very little to what he is born with - a man is what he makes of himself
FUN FACTS Bell’s nickname was Alec. His wife insisted on this Every phone in North America was silenced for a short period when he died He became an excellent piano player when he was young