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Accidental Inventions
Accidental Inventions
Director: Monte Babington
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
G     2004     1hr 24min

It was an event that would shake the world--literally. In 1846 Alfred Nobel invented dynamite, paving the way for such modern marvels as the Panama Canal, Hoover Dam, and Mt. Rushmore. Accidental Inventions examines the s...  more »

     
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Director: Monte Babington
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Studio: Jumby Bay Studios
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/05/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 24min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Impressively produced and informatively presented
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 07/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Accidental Inventions is an impressively produced and informatively presented 84 minute DVD showcasing for students grades 7 and up, just how ten of the world's most popular and influential inventions were created through laboratory or experimental accident. Unintended consequences of applied science that were to alter the world. Viewers will learn how a cocklebur inspired Velcro; how a laboratory accident created Teflon; how a failed tablecloth would give rise to Cellophane, how stainless steel was quite literally discovered in a scientist's junk pile. Also included are the stories behind the Microwave, Post-It Notes; Fingerprint Fuming; Matches; Dynamite; and Ether Anesthesia. Enhanced with interviews, historical photos, and 3D graphics, Accidental Inventions is a very strongly recommended addition to school and community library collections -- and an ideal homeschooling curriculum resource for the study of modern technology and invention."