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James Watt By Kayleigh & Charlotte Child Hood Child Hood  Born Greenock 19 th January 1736.  Brother called John was shipwrecked when James was 17.

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2 James Watt By Kayleigh & Charlotte

3 Child Hood Child Hood  Born Greenock 19 th January  Brother called John was shipwrecked when James was 17.  Didn’t go to school much but his mum taught him.  When he was 18 his mum died and his dad became ill.

4 Adult Hood Adult Hood  In 1764 married his cousin Margaret Miller had 4 children.  2 lived until toddlers. Two lived to adult hood.  Margaret died in child-birth  He married Anne McGregor  He had 2 children who died young.

5 James Watt  Went to London to study instrument making. Came back to Glasgow and wasn’t allowed to set up his own business because he hadn’t studied for 7 years.  The University of Glasgow let him set up a small business in the university.

6 The Steam Engine The Steam Engine  James Watt made improvements to the steam engine.  The steam engine would be very different today if James didn’t improve it.  We think he was a very good inventor.  He also made a machine which copies things.

7 IMPACT ON SOCIETY  If James hadn’t improved the steam engine mines would have flooded and lots of people would of drowned.

8 Death Death  Died 25 th of August  He was 83 when he died.

9 Quiz Quiz  When was he born?  How old was he when he was brother was shipwrecked?  How many children altogether did he have?

10 Answers Answers  Question th January 1736  Question  Question 3- 6  0-1= you weren’t listening  1-2= you need a hearing aid  3= well done you were listening well

11 Sources Sources   

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