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Benjamin Franklin, statesman, inventor, President is the subject of a collection targeting young historians. The interdisciplinary lesson plans were originally designed to accompany the 2018 international traveling exhibition, “Benjamin...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2b, Unit 3: Researching Inventions That Changed People’s Lives and Teaching through Graphic Novels
Seventeen lessons in Unit 3 of Module 2B have class members crafting a graphic novel about Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of television. They begin with a storyboard, then add text and images, a glossary of key words, table of contents,...
Benjamin Franklin: The man, the scientist, the inventor, the statesman, the legend. A 10-lesson collection introduces high schoolers to the many facets of Franklin’s character. Although developed for the International Traveling...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2b, Unit 2: Case Study: The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth
In Unit 2, students continue to build their reading and writing skills and their understanding of how new or improved technologies are developed to meet the needs of society through a case study of Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2b: Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others: Inventions That Changed People’s Lives
Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others: Inventions That Changed People’s Lives is an eight-week, three-unit module designed for fifth graders. In the first unit of the module, scholars examine and discuss a graphic novel,...
Class members research African American inventors, the challenges they faced in their attempts to patent their works, and the importance of their inventions to the development of technology. After a brief introduction to inventors Elijah...
Celebrate Black History Month with a packet of materials on African American inventors. Readers discover several inventors' character traits, their inventions, and their lives. They even have the opportunity to conduct further research...
What do a folding iron board, lawn sprinklers, and a device for oiling engines on trains all have in common? They were all invented by Elijah McCoy, an African American inventor with 57 patents to his credit. McCoy is the subject of a...
Examine the life of steamboat inventor, Robert Fulton, through reading comprehension learning exercise that includes both multiple choice and short answer questions. Then, take part in a word search and write definitions, words, and...
Celebrate inventors all February long with a video that introduces a problem and demonstrates the steps toward solving that problem using the scientific method, and using the resources—especially education—in getting an idea working.
Get to know inventor, Granville T. Woods. Who is he? From what state did Woods come? What did he design? All questions your scholars will find the answers to with this response-to-reading learning exercise.
Scholars read a brief informational text about the famous inventor, Alexander Graham Bell and his invention of the telephone, then show what they know by way of eight questions—six multiple choice and two short answer.
Hello? Hello? Scholars investigate the impact Alexander Graham Bell's telephone had on the American landscape. Using drawings, video clips, and primary sources, the mind of the inventor comes to light as pupils dream of new inventions to...
3D printers, selfie sticks, smart watches. GPS, self-driving cars, YouTube. Imagine life without inventions. Believe it or not, these items were all invented in the last 10 years. Inventions, and the inventors responsible for them, are...
Students 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,...
Young scholars identify two inventors from the time period 1880-1920. They include information detailing one product or technological advancement each inventor was responsible for. Students use specific language and detail to discuss...
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...
Students create an invention. In this scientific technology lesson, students discuss inventors and how their inventions helped others. Students brainstorm ideas for inventions and their rationale behind it. In small teams, students...
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.
In this science worksheet, students match each invention or device to its inventor listed on the right. There are 32 inventors listed and some may be used twice. Then they order the items in each group from oldest to newest and state the...
In this inventors and inventions Internet hunt instructional activity, learners answer 15 questions by using the links provided for Internet research. This page includes several links to helpful web resources.
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