Inventions and Inventors Teacher Resources
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Students 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
Seventh graders research a famous invention or inventor using NebraskAcess databases. They distinguish between the differences of a database and a web site. Students determine how to evaluate the information found on various web sites. They select an invention or inventor, take notes, write a written report and create a PowerPoint presentation highlighting the background of their inventor.
7th Science 4 Views 17 Downloads
Inventors & Their Inventions
Young scholars 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 19 Views 139 Downloads
Inventions: Natural & Man-Made
Middle schoolers 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.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 18 Downloads
Life in a Box: Great Inventor: The life and times of Alexander Graham Bell
Students examine inventions and guess what they are and who invented them. In this inventors lesson students work in groups; each group is given a box with a picture of an invention and other clues. They must guess what the invention is and who created it.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 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 5 Views 29 Downloads
Scientists and Inventors
Learners explore human discovery by reading historical stories in class. In this inventors lesson, students define the terms scientist, invention, inventor and discovery before discussing the many differences between them. Learners read stories about Benjamin Franklin and George Washington Carver, completing a worksheet about the two after.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 23 Downloads
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 instructional activity doesn't make the same impact without them.
4th - 6th Science 9 Views 17 Downloads
Use this lesson plan 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 plan to reflect the writing unit you are currently working on.
6th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 76 Downloads
Inventors and Inventions 1
Young scholars research how Velcro and sticky notes were invented. In this research report, students use the Internet to learn about how to common inventions came to be. Young scholars write a report about their findings.
K - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 30 Downloads
Pupils brainstorm a list of inventions that have affected their lives. In groups, they use the internet to research a specific inventor and their invention. They use the information to write two paragraphs and share their information with the class.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 8 Views 36 Downloads
Students study invention steps and design their own invention. For 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 14 Views 73 Downloads
If I Could Be An Inventor, I Would Invent...
Learners create an invention. In this scientific technology lesson, students discuss inventors and how their inventions helped others. Learners brainstorm ideas for inventions and their rationale behind it. In small teams, students construct models or drawings of their new invention.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 47 Downloads