Resources for Schools
A set of of downloadable resources about James Watt for use in schools and home education
Find out about James Watt Junior’s crest and the values it illustrates and then design your own.
A collection of links to films about the life of James Watt, his work, his friends and family.
A primary source investigation and discovery activity using an inventory of Gregory Watt’s room from 1791.
Discover how James Watt calculated what he called Horsepower and working in pairs, follow the activity to find your own power.
James Watt Timeline
A simple illustrated timeline putting James Watt’s steam engine improvements in a chronology of other major inventions.
Design a symmetrical pattern with a kaleidoscope of colours and shapes.
KS1 Lunar Society
Meet the members of the Lunar Society and answer the quiz about them and their work.
KS2 Lunar Society
An in-depth study of Lunar Society members using web links, resources and activity suggestions provided.
Taking inspiration from this famous portrait of James Watt either create a portrait or description of your chosen person.
This literacy activity is as good as……….!
Study, compare and contrast two work environments that are out of this world.