Henry Ford (1863 – 1947)
Year Three have had an exciting start to their Engineering Week project – racing cars! Yesterday, we explored the role of Engineers and how they have impacted upon the modern world. One influential industrialist was Henry Ford, who helped to kick-start the formation and development of motor vehicles.
We would now like you to think about the following questions, and to do some further research into the life of Henry Ford and the development of the motor industry.
- Why do you think Henry Ford was so successful as an industrialist?
- Can you name three Ford car models that exist today?
- Karl Benz invented the very first auto mobile in 1885, can you research three facts about this famous engineer, and how his inventions changed over his career?