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Students learn about the process of inventing and discover that inventions are the end result of problem solving process which often stem from imagination or wishful thinking. In this lesson, students read, write and discuss inventions that have changed peoples lives, learn about the inventions of the camera and answer questions about inventions.
Students construct a solar technology timeline. In this energy lesson, students explain the benefits of using solar inventions. They present their timeline in class and write a reflection journal.
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.
In this lesson, students Create a timeline of historical events, Identify patterns of change, Interpret data in a timeline.In this lesson, students use Inspiration to view progress over time as they develop timelines highlighting inventions from different historical time periods.
Young scholars, 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.
Students research various transportation inventions. They create a transportation game that includes the information learned from the core subjects.
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.
Students explore many inventions and inventors. For this science lesson, students collaborate as they research inventors and their times in order to compile information to build an informative Web site.
How much do you or your class know about various achievements made by women thorughout history? Here is a set of 10 questions with answers all related to the accomplishments of women in science, politics, civil rights, and law.
Students create a poster, model and presentation of an invention. They conduct research and publish it. They may use PowerPoints into their presentations.
A mysterious invitation arrives asking students to be present at a special party. All the guests are responsible for an invention in transportation or communication. At the party, they reveal who they are and waht they have contributed to make people's lives easier, safer and different in the present than the past.
Second graders look at inventions. In this technology lesson plan, 2nd graders look at a timeline of inventions and the beginning of World War II. They explain how the enigma machine ended World War II. 
Young scholars discuss how the invention of flight changed the way people live today. In groups, they compare and contrast the differences between weight, lift, thrust and drag. Using these principles, they create a glider and propeller with everyday materials to examine the concepts in action.
Students work with an online multimedia show to study the life of Leonardo da Vinci in Renaissance Italy. They explore different writing systems and create an advertisement for one of Leonardo da Vinci's inventions.
Students explore inventions. In this Applied Science lesson plan, students discuss the history of everyday objects and the invention of them. Students illustrate and describe their own invention.
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the accomplishments of Thomas Edison. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
Fifth graders participate in a science scavenger hunt looking at information about the invention of the telephone. In this science scavenger hunt lesson, 5th graders examine primary source documents and images to learn about the invention of the telephone. The lesson is written in Spanish.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Thomas Edison. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Students examine the lives of pioneers, and how inventions have changed our daily lives. They, in groups, develop a packing list for a month-long trip, read about pioneer life, complete a now and then worksheet, and write a journal entry.
Students explore all the possibilities of inventing a new product that suites them to a tee. They design and discuss in groups the invention including their personal needs and wants as a foundation for their inventions. A list of alternatives and consequences of their choice is listed for them to review.