American Experience: Tesla Worksheet (2016)

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American Experience: Tesla (2016) is a biographical look inside the mind of one of America’s greatest inventors. Nikola Tesla is best remembered for making alternating current the standard by which we power modern society. But this documentary also looks into his business dealings, scientific speculations, numerous electrical patents, and futuristic dreams that made him a scientific prophet, years ahead of his time. This documentary also looks into his eccentricities and his ungrounded imagination which fueled his greatness but was also the cause of his downfall.

 

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American Experience: Tesla (2016) is a biographical look inside the mind of one of America’s greatest inventors. Nikola Tesla is best remembered for making alternating current the standard by which we power modern society. But this documentary also looks into his business dealings, scientific speculations, numerous electrical patents, and futuristic dreams that made him a scientific prophet, years ahead of his time. This documentary also looks into his eccentricities and his ungrounded imagination which fueled his greatness but was also the cause of his downfall.

This documentary is appropriate for the following classes: physics, physical science, general science, business, and American history.

Topics discussed include direct current, alternating current, incandescent light bulbs, fluorescent light bulbs, business, capital investment, wireless transmissions, radio, and wireless transmissions of electricity.

The runtime is roughly 53 minutes. The documentary can be found on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or the DVD can be ordered off Amazon as well. The video guide is 22 higher-order thinking questions designed to last an entire class, with some time left over for teacher facilitated discussions or individual student questions. Two pages in length.

Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, physics, physical science, general science, business, American history, direct current, alternating current, incandescent light bulbs, fluorescent light bulbs, business, capital investment, wireless transmissions, radio, wireless transmissions of electricity, American experience tesla

 

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