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Inventions during the
Industrial Revolution
ESCAPE GAME

You were caught and sent back to the past during the times of the Industrial Revolution as a factory worker. Find the code which will permit you to escape it.

THE MISSION

THE MISSION

You will travel all accross the map of England during the Industrial Revolution to find some clues for the final code, through different informations on the inventions and on the different inventors of this period. You should take some notes.

Dynamite

Alfred
Nobel

Bessemer process

Henry Bessemer

James Hargreaves

Spinning Jenny

Steam Engine

Thomas Newcomen

THE INVENTORS

THE BASE

England during the Industrial Revolution

The Bessemer Process

Find the hidden button

Bessemer process (Henry Bessemer)


Steel was very expensive before the Industrial Revolution and it took a very long time to produce. The Bessemer process, consists in melting pig iron in a furnace and taking away impurities by the oxidation with air, making a more resistant substance: the steel. It was invented by Henry Bessemer in 1847 and his British patents for a pneumatic steelmaking process in 1855 permitted to harshly reduce the price of steel because of the mass production of steel which ensued.

Don't forget to take notes!

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The Spinning Jenny

Cotton

Yarn

Crank handle

The Spinning Jenny (James Hargreaves)


The Spinning Jenny was invented by the British cotton weaver James Hargreaves in 1770. It permitted to create a new and a considerably faster way to weave yarn than the traditional spinning wheel. This invention first used eight spindles (rod for spinning the thread) to spin the thread on it, so by turning a single crank handle (wheel), the machine could now spin several threads at once. The Spinning Jenny in this way was used in textile mills creating job for workers and with an increase of the demand, it provoked the mercantilism and cash crops in British colonies.

Don't forget to take notes!

Resolve this crossword to get the code (don't forget the capital for the first letter and put the spaces when needed )

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Resolve this crossword to get the code (don't forget the capital for the first letter and put the spaces when needed)

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Resolve this crossword to get the code (don't forget the capital for the first letter and put the spaces when needed)

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Resolve this crossword to get the code (don't forget the capital for the first letter and put the spaces when needed)

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Resolve this crossword to get the code (don't forget the capital for the first letter and put the spaces when needed)

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Resolve this crossword to get the code (don't forget the capital for the first letter and put the spaces when needed)

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Resolve this crossword to get the code (don't forget the capital for the first letter and put the spaces when needed)

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The Steam engine (Thomas Newcomen)


The first commercial machine was developed in 1712 by Thomas Newcomen. It was a machine using steam power to perform mechanical work through the agency of heat. The steam engine was originally powered by wood, but due to a penury, the source of power changed into coal which was used to heat and boil the water. In 1765, James Watt brings many improvements to this invention. Its main use was in transport: the steam locomotive and the steamboat. Nevertheless, the use of this new technology brought serious environmental problems (pollution due to the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere).

Don't forget to take notes!

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1765

1712

1. The steam engine was commercialised in:

Coal

Iron

Wood

2. The power source of the steam engine was:

False, it was too espensive and not affordable for the majority of the populations

True, the invention of transports such as steam locomotives and steamboats made the freight easier

3. Was steam engine used in transport?

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Dynamite

The dynamite is an explosive made of nitroglycerin, sorbents and stabilizers. Today, dynamite is mainly used in the mining, quarrying, construction, and demolition industries. Dynamite is still the product of choice for trenching applications.


Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer and inventor who created the dynamite in 1867. The sales of the weapons made him whealthy, and bequeathed his fortunbe to the Nobel Prize institution.

Don't forget to take notes!

Pick the correct one

1 - The dynamite is used in electronics

2 - The dynamite is made of nitroglycerin

3- The dynamite was invented by a soldier

Pick the correct one

1 - The dynamite was created in 1865

3 - Nobel was an engineer

2 - The dynamite is used in medecine

4 - Nobel was an unwealthy man

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OPEN

MISSION FAILED

You will have to work until the end of your time...

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YOU DIED

You've activated the dynamite, be careful...

Try again

MISSION SUCCESS

You've escaped the factory!

THE END

In conclusion, the inventions in the Industrial Revolution were a pillar of the process because they were a source of development, and job creation, also they were used in all domains like in transports with the steam engine, or in the energy sector with inventions like the control and use of the electric power. Those inventions were also used in the telecommunications with for exemple the electric telegraph. Obviously, they were used a lot in manufacturing and inventions like the spinning jenny and mining with the help of the dynamite. Thanks,for playing our little game!