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Channel: Branch Education
Categories: Physics   |   Science   |   Technology  
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How does water, fire, steam, and metalworking ignite a revolution? Here we explore exactly how the first steam engine, The Newcomen Atmospheric Engine works, and why it was revolutionary!

This video series is the winning project of the Europeana STEM challenge 2019 and was awarded funding for its production. Im grateful to the Europeana team for support in creating this series and providing invaluable educational resources.

If you were inspired to learn more and explore more about early ancestors of modern technology, or about thousands of other facets of the rich and diverse heritage of Europe, be sure to check out the Europeana Collections at Their extensive digital platform includes over 3,700 museums, libraries, institutes, and archives which have contributed over 50 million digitized images, artifacts, audio clips, artwork, books, films, and music.

Table of Contents:
1:16 Components and Function of the Newcomen Engine
3:55 How a vacuum can generate power
6:17 How much does water expand when evaporated?
7:37 Igniting a revolution in technology

Background Understanding:
Steam, Boiling Water, Air/ Steam Particles

Branches to:
Traction Engines. Understanding Air.

Animation built using Blender 2.79b
Post with Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects
Sound editing with Reaper

Twitter: @teddytablante
Made by Teddy Tablante

Work Cited:

Carl Lira. "Brief History of the Steam Engine" Visited September 2019

Black Country Living Museum. Visited September 2019

Animated Engines. "Newcomen Atmospheric Engine" Visited September 2019

"Thomas Newcomen and the Steam Engine Engineering and Technology History" December 2003. Visited September 2019

Wikipedia contributors. "Beam Engine." "History of the Steam Engine." "James Watt." "Newcomen Atmospheric Engine." "Thomas Newcomen." "Steam." "Steam Engine." "Thomas Savery." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, Visited September 2019

Image usage from Europeana in order:
Map of England and Wales and surrounding seas

Mine from "Popular Lectures on Geology, treated in a comprehensive manner ... Translated
by ... J. G. Morris, and edited by Professor F. Hall"

Engineering: a Newcomen steam-engine. Engraving, 174

James Watt from "The first century of the Republic. A review of American progress. By ... T. D. W., ... F. A. P. Barnard [and others]"

(fi) valokuva kuvasta, jossa hyrymoottori konehallissa; taulussa teksti: 3400 I.H.P. steam engine built by Engineering Works "Nederland" at Ysselmonde

Elektriska maskiner. The complete turbine generators ready -

Lokomotiv No 95, tillverkat vid Pittsburgh Locomotive Works."The heaviest and most powerful locomotive in the world", oktober 1898

Utstllningen Bygga & Bo i Uddevalla r 1936

traction engine from "The Traveller's Album and Hotel Guide: containing views of places and buildings of historical and general interest, with descriptive letterpress; an account of the principal railways out of London, etc" -

Skrbkvrket, Turbiner

(nl) Vliegtuig van de gebroeders Wright in vlucht; Aroplane Wright -

Norra Droskstationen.Tv automobiler och fyra hstdrosker.I bil nr.2 frn vnster sitter Carl Johan Johansson (fdd 1885) -

Locomotiv cu aburi tip 50065 -

(de) Flugzeug Arado (Ar) 79 B

Adler Trumpf

An express locomotive in a railway line. Colour lithograph

Lokomotiv No 95, tillverkat vid Pittsburgh Locomotive Works."The heaviest and most powerful locomotive in the world", oktober 1898

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