Teaching and Learning Resources
Take your students on a journey exploring the world’s oldest surviving rotative engine, the lives of James Watt and Matthew Boulton, and the world in the late 1700s.
See this amazing steam engine in action live (subject to steam engine driver availability) or on screen. In the galleries behind the engine, use interactives to understand three of the innovations built into the engine, learn how the successful partnership between engineer James Watt and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton brought a new kind of power to the world, and catch a glimpse of life in the 1700s.
This exhibition uses rare and significant objects, historic images, simple interactives and an excellent video of the engine to create an environment that encourages student enquiry and reflection. It fosters experiential and collaborative learning centred on a world-changing technology from the 1700s. Not only did engines like this one transform working lives and cities, but their use also led to huge growth in the amount of fossil fuel burned and thus to significant impacts on our environment.
Boulton and Watt engine exhibition and its associated programs and resources supports learning in the following subject areas:-
The following resources have been developed to support teaching and learning in relation to the exhibition:
Pre-visit exhibition slideshow (prepares students for the visit)
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