Alexander Graham Bell (On My Own Biographies) by Victoria Sherrow

By Victoria Sherrow

Becoming up, Alexander Graham Bell was once fascinated by tune, speech, and sounds. He labored tough to invent issues that will not just aid people with impaired listening to, but in addition carry humans jointly in new and targeted methods. What he did not recognize used to be that his uncomplicated idea--to aid humans communicate--would switch the area whilst he invented the phone.

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Watson was downstairs working on a receiver. Aleck was upstairs. He was working with the transmitter. 42 A pile of tools, wires, and battery acid surrounded him. Suddenly, Aleck spilled some acid. The acid burned. Aleck cried out, “Mr. Watson, come here! ” He forgot that Watson was too far away to hear him. 43 To Aleck’s surprise, Watson came running upstairs. He burst into the room. “Mr. ” he said. ” Aleck forgot all about his burns. He and Watson spent the night talking on their machine. The talking machine was f inally a reality.

One day she drew a picture of him with an owl’s head! Owls stayed awake at night, too. By this time, Aleck and Mabel were in love. Aleck hoped to marry Mabel. Aleck kept working on the telegraph. But he also had a new idea. 34 35 Aleck wanted to make a machine that let people talk over wires. He knew that air changes when sounds move through it. Vibrations make waves of sound in the air. Maybe sound waves could also change an electrical current. If they could, spoken words could be sent over a wire.

Watson, come here. ” Watson laughed. He said, “I’d like to Mr. ” Alexander Graham Bell died in 1922 at his home in Nova Scotia, Canada. That day, every telephone in the United States stayed silent for one minute in his honor. 47 Important Dates March 3, 1847—Alexander Bell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. 1862–63—Spent a year in London with his grandfather. 1864—Attended the University of Edinburgh. 1868—Taught speech at a school for deaf children; attended University College in London. 1870—Emigrated to Canada with his parents and sister-in-law, Carrie Bell.

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