Jobs: Haley- answer the questions about additional factsSophie- answer the questions about meet the inventor
Ryan- You can do the additonal questions.

Brooke: I will answer the first 2 questions on the inventons, and I will come up with extra facts.

Percy Spencer


Meet the Inventor:born: july 9th 1894died: september 8th 1928wife:louise spencerson:george spencerson:james spencerson:john spencerHe was boen in the united states and he died of a heart atack on september 8th 1928 in his home in the united states.

Invention (s):

In 1945, Percy Spencer invented the microwave. It took them roughly around a year to do it. They came up with the idea in 1946 andhad it made my 1947. On the fist attempt to make the microwave Percy Spencer got it to work. The microwave invention affectedsociety it revolutionized the way people cooked forever. It also took less time to cook the food back then. The negative affects that themicrowave had on society was that the food could exploed in the microwave and if the microwave wasn't use correctly it might set onfire.
Additional Facts:

Some additonal facts are: He didn't have a high school education, he dropped out of school. He was always a curious kid. He was an orphan 2 different times, but that never stopped him from learning more about things. Percy joined the navy so he could learn about wireless telegraphy. They had to send him to radio school so he could learn how to work it.


Biography Center. "Biography on Percy Spencer." Biography Center. Web. <>. I picked this website becasuse it was a very useful site and it helped me with my research. This website talks about the life of Percy Spencer. It talks about when he made the invention, when he was born, and when he died. The website is a biograpghy website. It says how he got his idea from. This link also helped me find other useful links I could use.

1946, By Late. "The History of the Microwave Oven." Welcome to the Gallawa Family Web Site. Web. 13 Oct. 2010. <>. I used this site because it had the information I needed and it had many facts. This web cite basically talks about everything. It talks about the invention, the microwave, and Percy Spencer. It describes what the microwave looked like and how much it weighed. Also they talked about the business that he worked at.

Hall of Fame. "Hall of Fame | Search | Inventor Profile." Invent Now. Web. 13 Oct. 2010. I picked this site because it had talked about how he was in the hall of fame and it had facts that I needed to comfirm that the other links were right. This link talks about how he got into the hall of fame. It talks about Percy Spencer. The website also talks about the inpact of the invention. It has what he has done in life.
Murray, By Don. "Microwave Oven - Inventor Percy Spencer." Untitled Document. Aug. 1958. Web. 14 Oct. 2010. <>. I picked this website because it had many useful facts. It talked about his childhood life. It has interesting things about him. It talks about his invention.

1946, By Late. "The History of the Microwave Oven." Welcome to the Gallawa Family Web Site. John Carlton Gallawa. Web. 15 Oct. 2010.