Lesson Plans

Learn more about Frederick Tudor and refrigeration on ships. Have students conduct an experiment on how to keep ice cold. (Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12)
Click on this cipher to view a lesson on how to encode and decode secret messages. (Grades 9-12)

Other Topics to Explore

Read about the technological advancements in shipbuilding and the SS United States.
Ventilation and AC
Learn about ventilation and AC on ships.
Learn about the history of maritime communication.

Secondary Sources

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

Additional Resources

Finding Fish in Lots of Water, PBS Learning Media. Learn about marine electronics and technologies which aid the commercial fishing industry.

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

Green Steam Technology

More information about Robert Green and solar steam power.

Read this reprint of an 1870 article on solar steam power.