Science & Technology: History of Science & Technology
Transistorized!: the history of the invention of the transistor [http://www.pbs.org/transistor/index.html] - Everything you wanted to know about the tiny marvel that has changed our lives! This comprehensive and well-organized Public Broadcasting Service website ranges from the people that played key roles in the development of the transistor, to how the transistor was named. Video and audio clips from the television broadcasts are included as well as some clips not contained in the original program. A timeline is provided, ranging from 1898 (and you thought the origins of the transistor were more recent!) to the current era.
A teachers' guide is also included. If you get a little tired and need a break, there are interactive activities you can do. PBS has thoughtfully provided a list of additional Web resources you can explore.
The David and Lucile Packard (of Hewlett-Packard fame) Foundation, American Institute of Physics, and ScienCentral provided support for this project.