Primary Sources

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Check out our post on the history of marine engineering.

Learn about refrigeration on ships.

View our lesson plan on making aluminum foil boats and how it relates to Computer Science.

Teach your students how to make cryptosystems to encode and decode messages. This lesson also works for Computer Science.

Secondary Sources

Click here to download the pdf of Fulfillment of Three Remarkable Philosophies Relating to the Development of Steamboat Navigation and Railroad Transportation, “Improvements in Steamboat Construction.”

Additional Resources

PBS Learning Media resources for engineering and technology for 11th and 12th grade.