Just the Facts: Inventions That Changed Our Lives - The Wonder of Electricity (2000)

Genres - Children's/Family, History, Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Educational, Inventions & Innovations, Physical Sciences  |   Run Time - 27 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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This film is one of a six-part series that showcases the technological achievements that have defined the modern age. No invention has had a greater impact on modern society than that of electricity. But just 100 years ago, houses lit by electricity were an anomaly, and the debate raged between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison about the virtues of alternating current as opposed to direct current. The two scientists parted company over it; today Tesla's invention of alternating current is taken for granted, and most people do not even know his name. This film is aimed at the young adult audience, striving to make them aware of such issues as the fascinating world of electricity.

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electricity, inventor, technology