The Steam Engine – Invention of the Industrial Revolution

In our History class we have been studying the Industrial Revolution, so our teacher, Lenny, asked us to choose an invention of the revolution, carry out research on it and prepare a presentation. I chose the steam engine created by James Watt.

The steam engine converts the energy from the steam into mechanical force that can be used to power things. This is done thanks to a boiler full of water that heats up to make steam, which goes through a cylinder causing the piston to move first one way and then another. This can be seen in the gif in Infographic 1.


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