Industrial Revolution Web Quest

Name ____________________________
Hour __________ Date _________________
The Industrial Revolution
Fill-In-The-Blank Puzzle
Directions: As you read and learn about the Industrial Revolution, answer the
questions below. You can only have one letter per box and some boxes may not be used.
After answering all of the questions, unscramble the letters in the shaded boxes to
answer the bonus question.
The Industrial Revolution changed the world forever…
George Eastman invented the ______ camera. This inexpensive box camera allowed
individual to take black and white pictures to preserve their memories and historical
Nikola Tesla invented many important items including fluorescent lighting and the
alternating _________ (AC) electrical power system. He also is credited with inventing
the radio.
Alexander Graham Bell invented the _________ in 1876. This invention took the place of
the telegraph and allowed communication to extend to individuals.
Agriculture was an indispensable source of raw materials for the textile industry. Wool
and ______ production for the manufacture of cloth increased due to the Industrial
Revolution and its inventions.
In the mid 1760’s the textile industry began to experience rapid change. James
Hargreaves’ “_________ Jenny”, a device which enabled the operator to simultaneously
spin dozens of threads, was readily adopted.
The development and use of an alternative power other than water was undoubtedly
the greatest technical achievement of the Industrial Revolution. Thomas Savery,
Thomas Newcomen, and James Watt all were involved with the invention of the
________ engine.
Bonus Question
Now unscramble the shaded letters to help answer the following statement…
_____ _____ increased during the Industrial Revolution. Many children were forced to
work in relatively bad conditions. Children as young as four were sometimes employed.
The Industrial Revolution
(Late 18th – Mid 19th Centuries)
Invention Chart
Directions: Fill in the chart below with the missing information. You will need to
refer to your textbook, a book from the library, or the Internet for this activity.
Removed cotton
seeds faster
What the invention did…
It would cut
grain faster
It was a boat that was powered
by steam and could go upstream
Workers in
New York state
This canal connected New
York with the Great Lakes,
opening up more trade.
This invention could run on a
track and go faster than by horse
Directions: Complete the following questions using the link listed below.
1. According to the first sentence on the website, what did societies in Europe and
America change from and to, during the Industrial Revolution?
2. When and where did the Industrial Revolution begin? Why did it begin there?
3. How was manufacturing done before the Industrial Revolution? What was it called?
4. What industry, according to the website, was particularly transformed by
industrialization? What did this industry produce?
5. What was a “spinning jenny”? Who invented it?
6. What was the power loom? Who invented it?
7. Under the heading “Innovation and Industrialization” the website states:
“The steam engine was also integral to industrialization.”
Why was the steam engine so important to industrialization?
8. Explain how industrialization impacted transportation.
9. Who was Adam Smith and what were his ideas?
10. Explain the positive and negative effects of industrialization on the quality of life for
people during the Industrial Revolution.
11. When and where did industrialization spread to after Britain?
12. According to the website, by the early 20th Century, the United States had become
the world’s leading industrial nation. Why do you suppose this is?