Famous Inventors | Printable Biographies/Worksheets for Kids

Here are more printable biographies/worksheets for kids.  These are famous inventors who made great contributions in the field of electricity/electronics.  These printable biographies and worksheets for kids will help kids learn about these important inventors.  Thanks to www.electronimojoe.com, these resources are free!  Have fun learning!

Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1865-1923) German Mathematician and Electrical Engineer


Charles Proteus Steinmetz was born Karl August Rudolph Steinmetz in Breslau, Germany on April 9, 1865 – five days before Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. He was born to Jewish parents, with his father Carl Heinrich being employed as a lithographer for the railroad.  Steinmetz was the father of, and original master of alternating current. He was the first to create artificial lightning.

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George Westinghouse (1846-1914) American Inventor


George Westinghouse was born in Central Bridge, NY on October 6, 1846, to machine shop owner George Westinghouse and wife Emmeline. He was the eighth of ten children.  Westinghouse’s claim to fame was the air brake, used on trains, and much later, on large trucks. He is responsible in part for the electrification of the world.

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 Emile Berliner (1851-1929) German/American Inventor


Emile Berliner was born in Hanover, Germany, on May 20, 1851, and was the thirteenth child born to Samuel and Sarah Fridman Berliner. His father was a Jewish merchant, and his mother was an amateur musician. As a boy he apprenticed to become a merchant like his father, although inventing things interested him most.

Thomas Edison invented the phonograph. Have you ever used one? The one you used was invented by Emile Berliner, and was called the “Gramophone”. The “Grammy” awards are named for it.

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