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New! Inventions Over Time
Explore the inventions of the past with a project on ancient tools. After reading an article about hunting during the Archaic period, the Late Prehistoric period, and the Historic period, kids fill in a cause-and-effect chart about the ways hunting inventions helped ancient civilizations to develop. An additional assignment prompts them to read about the inventions of the Post-It® Note, the telephone, and Velcro®.
Tomorrow's engineers visit an intriguing website about inventions that have changed the way we live. Biographies of child inventors on the suggested website aren't easy to find, so make sure to find some stories to share in place of them. The lesson doesn't make the same impact without them. From here, youngsters imagine being inventors themselves. This would be a neat lesson to use at the beginning of an engineering class or a unit on technology.
Flashback to the time just before the turn of the century. The industrial revolution was in full swing, but why? Investigate key innovations and inventions that made it all possible. Covered are things like, steel, steam, oil, railroads, cars, communication, and airplanes. Tip: Have learners investigate the impact of each invention.
Young scholars create an invention. In this scientific technology lesson plan, students discuss inventors and how their inventions helped others. Young scholars brainstorm ideas for inventions and their rationale behind it. In small teams, students construct models or drawings of their new invention.
Students complete a number of activities about inventors and inventions. They compete in an invent a pizza contest, after researching the inventions of Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and the Wright Brothers.
Tenth graders think critically about how inventions and new technologies influence everyday life. They compare the benefits of inventions against the risks that they may bring. Students conduct interviews with peers and adults to allow them to showcase their knowledge on a poster to share with the class via a gallery-walk.
Students identify various inventions and their inventors. As a class, they compare and contrast the Industrial Age with the Information Age and determine the difference between inventions, adaptations and discoveries. They discuss how the invention of the computer is leading us into an even more deeper Information Age.
Third graders explore the world of inventions by describing their impact on their own lives. In this technology instructional activity, 3rd graders practice writing descriptive paragraphs about different inventions that they find interesting Students share their opinions with the rest of the class.
Third graders brainstorm a list of inventions used daily. They use Kidspiration to create a web with inventions in the middle. Students choose three inventions from the web and rank them according to interest.
Fifth graders complete a variety of activities as they study the various tools and machines that have been invented throughout history that have made life easier and tasks less difficult for modern man.
Students research inventions and their role in the history of civilization. In this inventions lesson, students choose an invention from a grab bag and research information to answer the worksheet.
How has automobile technology affected the United States and its citizens? After reading an introductory article, class members participate in a jigsaw activity designed to explore this question. After gathering information and filling out responses to the provided questions, pupils compose a five-paragraph essay using their research as evidence.
Fifth graders examine Ohio inventors and inventions. In this inventors lesson students use a graphic organizer to collect information on Industrial Era inventions and inventors in Ohio. They play a warm-up guessing game with a slide show.
It wasn't like the American Industrial Revolution just happened overnight; or did it? Critically examine the inventors, inventions, investments, and tycoons that made the Industrial Revolution happen. Covered are over 50 years of railroads, oil booms, stock markets, and labor strikes.
Young scholars develop an understanding of the effects of inventions past and present on society. In this inventions lesson, students research inventions. Young scholars develop inventions of their own and answer questions about their designs and how the invention will influence people.
Inspire children to learn and create by teaching the history of female inventors during National Inventors Month.
Students engage in research from the Colorado Historical Newspaper Collection that is accessed by using the internet. They find the history of common household items to find their uses and history as part of making a collection for a classroom Book of Inventions.
Students investigate 20th century inventions in order to examine how inventions reflect the historical events during which they were developed an
Students, assessing a variety of sources, explore the growth of inventions that were brought about by the Industrial Revolution. They analyze labor practices and philosophies within the history of the United States. A timeline is set in place to evaluate the evolution of America's production system from the Industrial Revolution through today.
Sixth graders examine inventions, such as spear points and bows and arrows, and discuss their importance in human cultural development. They compare these early inventions with modern ones and determine the impact of science and technology on society. In groups, or individually, they select contemporary items and write what they think future archeologists will know about the culture that used them.