This website is intended to provide teachers of Key Stage 2 children (ages 7-11) with all of the information and teaching materials to run a teaching session on Humphry Davy, George Stephenson, and the invention of the miners’ safety lamp (1815-17).

It makes use of the research findings of the Davy Letters Project, the culmination of which will be the publication of The Collected Letters of Sir Humphry Davy (4 volumes, Oxford University Press, expected 2018).

Individual sections can be presented by a teacher on a large interactive whiteboard-type screen, explored by the children on smaller computers (e.g. iPads, laptops, or school PCs), or simply delivered orally. PDF worksheets and answers relating to each section can be downloaded for printing, or used for oral quizzes.

Click here to begin.