[Episode 14 | 1878 : Henry]
Franklin and Henry invent 'The spoon cranking dough churner', which explodes when they fail to take into account the fact that dough expands when heated.
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Bread is a staple food or a basic item that most people consume every day. In this activity, students investigate how the production, manufacture and distribution of staple food items such as bread, milk and fruit have changed since Henry's time.
Student Activity Sheet H14.4: Staple foods
The late 19th century saw significant changes in the way basic items such as food and clothing were manufactured. Successful new inventions helped save time and increased productivity, allowing many more items to be made and sold. These changes expanded economic growth and had a major influence on how people lived.
Power House Museum, Australia Innovates, www.powerhousemuseum.com/australia_innovates/
Student Activity Sheet H14.3: Inventions that changed Australia