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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.
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.
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.
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 instructional activity doesn't make the same impact without them. From here, youngsters imagine being inventors themselves. This would be a neat instructional activity to use at the beginning of an engineering class or a unit on technology.
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.
Students create an invention. In this scientific technology lesson, students discuss inventors and how their inventions helped others. Students 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.
Young scholars review a list of important inventions from the last century and a half. They order the top ten inventions with an explanation accompanying their choices and then write a report on a selected invention.
Students research important inventions from the last two hundred years. They explore how one invention relates to another and summarize their research in a written report and visual presentation.
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 instructional activity, students choose an invention from a grab bag and research information to answer the worksheet.
Fourth graders construct an invention to the best of their creative ability using the teacher provided resources. They identify four scientific processes during the experiment and log them on the teacher prepared ditto.
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.
Middle and high schoolers look at historical photos and analyze some of the changes brought about by the automobile revolution in Arkansas during the 1920's. The book, A Journey Through Arkansas: Historic U.S. Highway 67, is used for learners to get a glimpse into this time period. This two-day plan is filled with great ideas for your students; it should lead to a firmer understanding of how the introduction of the automobile changed the Arkansas landscape.
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.
Youngsters develop an understanding of how smog is produced, and how exhaust from automobiles is one of the major sources of smog. They explore the roles that engineers play in developing technologies that reduce smog, then work in teams to create an advertisement for a hybrid vehicle. A fabulous lesson plan that is chock-full of terrific attachments such as, streamed video, websites, and worksheets that will all support student learning. I would highly recommend implementing this resource with your class.
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.

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