Year Three Engineering Week – Henry Ford

 

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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.

  1. Why do you think Henry Ford was so successful as an industrialist?
  2. Can you name three Ford car models that exist today?
  3. 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?

6 thoughts on “Year Three Engineering Week – Henry Ford

  1. 1.Why do you think Henry Ford was so successful as an industrialist?
    I think he was successful because he made cars which were adorable for everyone.
    2.Can you name three Ford car models that exist today?
    Three ford model cars that still exist are B-max,Fiesta and Focus.
    3.Karl Benz invented the very first automobile in 1885, can you research three facts about this famous engineer, and how his inventions changed over his career?
    Karl Friedrich Benz was a German engine designer and engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the first automobile powered by an internal combustion engine, and together with Bertha Benz, pioneering.
    He was born on November 25, 1844 in Mühlburg, Karlsruhe, Germany.
    He died on April 4, 1929 in Ladenburg, Germany.

  2. 1) Ford was successful as he started of by making a gasoline powered horseless carriage. In 1903 ford established the ford motor company.
    2) Ford Focus
    Ford Escape
    Ford Flex
    3) Carl Benz a German inventor and engineer.
    The Benz patent motor wagon is believed to be the first modern automobile, it was built in 1886 by Carl Benz.
    During the last years of the nineteenth century Carl Benz was the largest automobile company in the world.

  3. 1. He was successful because he invented the assembly line.
    2. Ford Escort. Ford Capri. Ford Cortina.
    3. He was German. He was an engineer & designer.

  4. 1.He was sucsessful because he made the first affordable car.
    2.The 3 cars are F-150,Mustang and Fiesta.
    3.His role is to design engines in Germany.His D.O.B is 25th November 1844.He died on April 4 1929.

  5. 1) Ford was successful as he started of by making a gasoline powered horseless carriage. In 1903 ford established the ford motor company.

    2) Ford Focus
    Ford Escape
    Ford Flex

    3) Carl Benz a German inventor and engineer.
    The Benz patent motor wagon is believed to be the first modern automobile, it was built in 1886 by Carl Benz.
    During the last years of the nineteenth century Carl Benz was the largest automobile company in the world.

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