2 Bell in a nutshell Alexander Graham Bell was born on 3rd March 1847 He was born in Edinburgh, ScotlandHe didn’t have the middle name, Graham, until he was 11 years old He got it for his birthdayWhen he was 23, Bell and his parents moved to CanadaHe was a scientistHe died on 2nd August 1922, when he was 75
3 Bell as a scientistBell first became interested in the science of sound because both his mother and wife were deafHe eventually wanted to send voice signals down a telephone wireIn 1876 he and Elisha Gray both filed patentsThere was a debate about who got there first but the patent was awarded to BellBell’s first words on the device were to his assistant Watson.
4 Other bell inventionsThe metal detector – He invented this to find a bullet inside President James GarfieldAudiometer – A device used to detect hearing problemsHe also made a device to help find icebergs
5 Famous bell quotesA man owes very little to what he is born with - a man is what he makes of himselfBefore any thingelse, preparationis the key to success
6 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 diedHe became an excellent piano player when he was young