Inventions and Inventors Teacher Resources
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Inventions 2: The Impact
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 plan doesn't make the same impact without them.
4th - 6th Science 10 Views 18 Downloads
Use this lesson to discuss inventions that have changed your class's world and have impacted society. Middle schoolers investigate important inventions of their time and design an invention in a simulated business atmosphere. Modify this lesson to reflect the writing unit you are currently working on.
6th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 79 Downloads
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Power of Invention
Inspire innovation in your young learners through a study of important inventions throughout history. This unit includes four separate lessons, with activities ranging from researching and describing the history of noteworthy inventions to devising solutions by designing an original invention.
4th - 9th Language Arts 34 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students explore invention and unveiling of world's first Ferris wheel, analyze photographs and poster of first Ferris wheel, and discuss engineering achievements of Ferris wheel, including how it worked, how it was built, and its immense size.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 22 Views 82 Downloads
The Second Industrial Revolution: Inventions and Innovations that Changed the World
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.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 101 Views 140 Downloads
Students study invention steps and design their own invention. In this invention lesson, students discuss inventions and the process of inventing. Studnets write in an inventor's journal and study various types of inventions. Students study the invention process and complete worksheets for a lift structure and robot effector.
4th - 9th Math 18 Views 76 Downloads
Invention for Sale!
Fourth graders plan how to sell and market their group's new invention. In this marketing lesson, 4th graders plan how to sell their group's idea for a new invention. Each group has a choice between three creative ways to present their idea.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 29 Downloads
The Growth of America's Production System
Middle schoolers, 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 21 Views 117 Downloads
Inventors & Their Inventions
Students complete a unit on inventors and inventions. They explore various websites, outline the components in the invention cycle, develop a table of Renaissance inventions, create a poster, prepare an interview with a famous inventor, and develop a table of female inventors and their inventions.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 26 Views 142 Downloads
Young scholars identify particular 19th Century invention/inventor in the 19th century that is of interest to them, conduct research on that person and his/her invention, and prepare report of findings in form of paper, Powerpoint presentation, or other technology.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Inventions to Solve Problems
Challenge your class with this lesson on simple machines. Using a dowel rod, learners explore the invention process. They figure out original ideas for use of the dowel rod, come up with their own invention, and think through the scientific and creative process of an inventor.
5th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
The Challenges and New Inventions of the Great Plains Farmer
Explore life in the Great Plains with this thorough US history instructional activity. After brainstorming some important inventions in farming, pupils answer several questions about pioneers in a group research project. Several links to sites and videos can assist them in this project, which culminates with each group creating their own PowerPoint.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 18 Downloads
You, Too, Can Be an Inventor!
Fourth graders study inventors and inventions, and how they change the world. They research an inventor and create a slideshow describes the person's attributes. They use their own creativity to design an invention which they promote in a brochure.
4th Social Studies & History 8 Views 32 Downloads