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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.
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.
Second graders look at inventions. For this technology lesson, 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. 
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, 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, learners respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Thomas Edison. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Learners 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.
Students examine the inventions of African Americans and how their inventions contributed to the common good. In this African American inventions lesson, students research the inventions of African Americans and reflect on how that invention has impacted on society.
Explore language arts with a root word activity in this linguistics lesson plan. Middle schoolers trace the history of different vocabulary terms by identifying their Latin and Greek ancestry, and then they answer study questions about different word histories.
Young scholars investigate the early history of flight. In this aviation history lesson, students are split into six groups to research the development of the ornithopter, hot air balloon and the glider. Each group records information on the included graphic organizer and reports back to the class on their findings.
Students research the development of the steam engines. In this US history lesson plan, students analyze the impact of this invention to civilization. They discuss the events leading to the growth and development of different cities.
Young scholars create an individual timeline that documents their personal history from the previous year. Working in pairs, they interview each other to gather information about their past experiences and new year's expectations. Students use this information to create their timeline and a personal essay documenting their experiences from the previous year.
Kids get up and act! To promote inventiveness, timing, and clowning, they pair up and act as though they are looking in a mirror. Child A does a move while child B attempts to mimic it as closely as possible. This is a fun activity that could be incorporated into theater arts or into a variety of other lessons. 
Students explore the concept of inventors and trailblazers. In this inventors and trailblazers lesson, students discover what ten African American inventors created and went through in order to create their invention. Students then research and discuss who and what they found out about these inventors. 
Learners view a slide show featuring famous athletes and educational institutions that have played a part in the history of basketball. They participate in a game in which a basketball is tossed from person to person as facts and vocabulary words are reviewed. They write a five-line poem incorporating spelling and/or vocabulary words that relate to the sports in Indiana theme. This lesson plan could be modified for any state!