Comparing Old & New Loan Box
By Museum Of Technology Hemel Hempstead
New and Old – Comparing Technology
The contents of the box will give children the chance to compare the considerable differences that occurred in the development of technology, from the Victorian glass slide to one of the first mobile phones.
The box contains three cameras, four telephones and an example of a 1950s gramophone, along with 78 rpm records to demonstrate the sound and workings of the gramophone. There is more than one example of each category in the box so it really lives up to its name; this will help the children compare how technology has changed during certain periods. Then, when they look at modern technology they will have a good understanding of how these pieces of equipment have evolved.
The aim of this Box is to demonstrate how lots of changes and improvements had to happen to arrive at what we have today, rather than just one sudden, drastic change!