Grampie: True Home Stories from the Life of Alexander Graham Bell

Grampie: True Home Stories from the Life of Alexander Graham Bell

by Carol Lauritzen, Laurel Mathewson

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Overview

Alexander Graham Bell is one of North America’s most famous inventors. Although he is best known for the telephone, he started his science experiments because he wanted to help people who were deaf. He also spent his life exploring metal detectors, iron lungs, kites and speed boats. Have you ever wondered … What it would have been like to actually live with and learn from Alexander Graham Bell? What was he like as a father and grandfather, not just a public figure?

Grampie offers a glimpse into this side of Bell’s life and legacy, inviting us to ponder the question Bell answered throughout his life as a parent and grandparent: What does it look like to lovingly cultivate scientific curiosity at home?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946970916
Publisher: Redbat Books
Publication date: 06/12/2019
Pages: 54
Sales rank: 845,101
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Carol Lauritzen and Laurel Mathewson were looking for information about the science experiments Bell developed for household use for potential educational purposes. To their surprise and delight, Bell's "Home Notes" and family letters revealed much more: a rich and tender domestic world, filled with a devotion to growth and learning that went beyond simple experiments. Carol is a retired professor of education who fostered love of learning in countless teachers and students in addition to her two grown sons.

Carol Lauritzen and Laurel Mathewson were looking for information about the science experiments Bell developed for household use for potential educational purposes. To their surprise and delight, Bell's "Home Notes" and family letters revealed much more: a rich and tender domestic world, filled with a devotion to growth and learning that went beyond simple experiments. Laurel is an Episcopal priest and writer who tries to pass on her own mother's love of scientific observation to her two young children.

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