Hear My Voice: The Origin of Recorded Sound
Students will know Bell as the inventor of the telephone, but he was also instrumental in developing the first sound recordings. Students can listen to the recordings that were recovered with modern technology in cooperation with the National Archives.
1) The original name of the museum was the American Museum of History and Technology. Why do you think it important to have a museum of exhibit dedicated to technology?
2) What did we learn from the restored recording?
3) Why might it be important to recapture sounds through modern technology?
4) What technological discovery do you think should be included in the new gallery and why?