Great Minds: James Clerk Maxwell, Electromagnetic Hero

What do Saturn's rings, electromagnetism, and the first color photograph all have in common? James Clerk Maxwell discovered them all! Learn about one of the founders of modern physics with a video biography of his academic discoveries enchants viewers.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Research one of Maxwell's discoveries in depth
  • Discover the research that came before Maxwell that allowed him to succeed
Classroom Considerations

  • Video best fits in a physics class
  • The first in a 25-part series
Pros

  • Includes closed captioning for note taking or differentiated support
  • Fascinating look at history and science
  • Highlights key words and concepts in vibrant colors
Cons

  • None