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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.
Middle schoolers 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.
Young scholars explore human discovery by reading historical stories in class. In this inventors instructional activity, students define the terms scientist, invention, inventor and discovery before discussing the many differences between them. Young scholars read stories about Benjamin Franklin and George Washington Carver, completing a worksheet about the two after.
Inspire children to learn and create by teaching the history of female inventors during National Inventors Month.
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.
Students study invention steps and design their own invention. In this invention lesson plan, 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.
Students work in small groups to brainstorm responses to teacher posed questions as a means of review and present their Interview Projects. They present certain inventions, inventors, and scientific discoveries.
Students examine the way various inventions have changed their lives. As a class, they create a timeline of the most important inventions during their lifetime and another timeline of how old they were when it was invented. Individually, they use the internet to research one inventor and write their own biography of him or her. To end the lesson, they discuss the positives and negatives of new inventions.
Learners 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.
Students explore inventing. In this historical inventions lesson, students research inventions of the past and their inventors. Students also examine the inventive process and use problem solving skills to create original inventions.
Students are be able to analyze primary sources for evidence of Inventors and Inventions from the turn of the 20th century. They identify how these inventions impact their lives today.
Eleventh graders examine the importance of the Industrial Age in the United States. They explore the new inventions that helped promote big business. Working conditions from the past are compared with them today.
Third graders explore WWII by analyzing technological advances. In this invention lesson, 3rd graders discuss the use of the Enigma machine which decoded private German messages that communicated with U-boats. Students utilize a timeline to describe how the Enigma machine helped end WWII.
Fourth graders gain an understanding of the impacts that inventions have made on the lives of others and how new developments led to the growth of Ohio and the United States. They also investigate the lives of some individual inventors.
Fifth graders study the inventors and their inventions that came from the state of Ohio. In this Ohio history lesson, 5th graders study the inventors and inventions from Ohio. Students learn about the Wright Brothers, Thomas Kettering, Garrett Morgan, Granville Woods, and Thomas Edison. Students use encyclopedias and electronic sources to complete research of the inventors.
Students research inventors. In this research project, students select an inventor and research their accomplishments. Then, students create a PowerPoint presentation to help share what they have learned.
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.
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.
Second graders study how life in the past is similar and different from life in the present. They will research one invention or modern convenience, which is used today to make our lives easier.
Pupils design websites that feature medical advancements. In this medical advancements lesson, students research the history of medical inventions and discoveries. Pupils feature their findings on webpages they create.

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