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Past and Present:

Transport

Bicycles
These bikes were
made out of
bamboo to make
them light.
They had no
gears and no
brakes.

Bicycles
Bicycles these
days are lighter
and faster than
bikes from the
past.
Bicycles now
have gears and
brakes.
Bikes today have
suspension.

Ships
A hundred years
ago technology
changed.
Instead of sails,
boats used
steam engines.
These ships
could travel at
50kp/h.
These ships
could carry
around a 1000
people

Ships
A modern cruise ship
can carry around
5000 people.
This type of ship is
like a floating hotel,
they have shops and
pools inside them.
These ships use big
diesel engines to
power propellers.

Trains
Coal had to be burnt
to make a steam
train go.
Trains were used for
transporting people
and materials like
logs.
The top speed for a
steam train was 127
km/h

Trains
Trains today are
powered by
electricity
Some modern day
train are called
bullet trains. They
can go as fast as
320 km/h.
Some trains carry
over a 1000 people.

Cars
The first cars
had a top
speed of
70km/h
Most cars had
a canvas roof.
There were no
seatbelts.

Cars
Modern cars carry
around 5 people.
They have
seatbelts.
Present day cars
can easily travel
over 100km/h

Planes
This plane could
only travel 96
kp/h, which is
slower than most
cars today.
These planes
could only hold
two people

Planes
The Boeing 747
can fly up to 9
800 km.
Planes today are
powered by a jet
engine.
These passenger
planes can carry
up to 470 people.