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Inventions Over Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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...
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Inventions in Everyday Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and solve problems as they modify the design of an everyday household item. They gather and analyze information and work in collaborative teams to create a design plan for a new product.
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Recycle Inventions

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners examine the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci's flying machines and discuss when they were conceptualized and how they are similar to today's flight vehicles. They collect recyclables such as wood and foam trays and create an...
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Nineteenth Century Progress

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Highlight some of the major players and progressive inventions that shaped the latter half of the 19th century. From Thomas Edison to Vaudeville, this outline of pop and tech culture provides an American cultural context. Note: Use this...
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Study Questions: American Romanticism

For Students 9th - 12th
After studying American Romanticism, present your class with this two-page quiz. Since they originally followed a PowerPoint presentation (not included), you'll have to fill in some holes during instruction to prepare them for this quiz....
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Italian Renaissance (1330-1550)

For Students 6th - 12th
Is your class studying the Italian Renaissance? This resource includes 10 short answer and essay questions about the artistic, scientific, political, and philosophical achievements during the Italian Renaissance. The first 3 questions...
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Inventions of the Renaissance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
When we think of the Renaissance, we often think of music, art, and philosophy. Your young historians will be amazed to see just how much of our modern technology was invented in this time as well! From clocks and eyeglasses to the...
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Applied Science - Technology Post-Lab

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
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.
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Exploring Benjamin Franklin's Works

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the inventions of Benjamin Franklin. In this lesson on Benjamin Franklin's many inventions, 1st graders view images of Mr. Franklin's work and discuss which of his accomplishments were his most important. This...
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Changes in the New Nation

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explore how technology has slowly changed the world, starting in the 18th Century.  In this United States History instructional activity, students work in teams to complete numerous activities that compare and contrast life...
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Reform Movement

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars explore inventions that changed the world. In this technological advancements lesson, students analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress. Young scholars identify inventions that impacted American life.
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Telephones of the Future

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore communication. In this telephone lesson, students create a model of what they think telephones of the future will look like. Students list inventions of the past that have led to current technology. Students then create...
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The Rise of Railroads

For Students 4th - 6th
In this railroads worksheet, students utilize resources to research railroad history and find 10 historical inventions, people or event from 1825. Students cite each event and the source where they got their information from. Students...
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Sweet Inspiration

For Students 5th - 6th
In this inventions worksheet, students invent their own sweetshop recipe for Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. Students design an advertisement for their candy. In the other pages, students complete activities related to other Roald Dahl...
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Inventing America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Amazing History of the Telescope

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Did you know that Galileo wasn't the inventor of the telescope? Explore the amazing history of one of the world's most incredible inventions. Learn about Galileo, the telescope, and the discoveries it has allowed man to make. A...
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Invent It!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
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...
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Tools, Technologies and Inventions through the years

For Teachers 5th
5th graders will gain an understanding of how, what, and why people invent tools. This PowerPoint provides a complete description of what tools are, types of tools, why we make tools and what impact they have had on society. There are...
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For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore famous inventors. In this inventions lesson plan, students research the lives of famous inventors and patents. Students work alone or in pairs to come up with a new invention. Students share their inventions with the...
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Simple Machines

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine what simple machines are, how they work, and how they have changed our lives. They conduct research on inventors and inventions, demonstrate simple machines using body parts, and create a class book about inventors.
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Mr. Goldman's Good Idea

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Shopping carts are a modern convenience that many people take for granted. Make sure your pupils do not fall into that category by completing the activities in this plan. There are ideas included for language arts, social studies, math,...
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Simple Machines, Odd Machine

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students create a Rube Goldberg type cartoon and research an invention.  In this art inspired instructional activity students create their own cartoon and research inventions on the Internet. 
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Creative Inventions

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders develop ideas for an invention and write a persuasive essay explaining why their invention is best. In this invention essay lesson, 9th graders review persuasive essay writing. Students create a graphic web for an original...
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Thomas Edison: Growth of Industry in New Jersey

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Young scholars consider what it took to develop manufacturing in the United States. In this industrialization lesson, students read the "Report on Manufactures," by Alexander Hamilton and respond to discussion questions regarding the...