Household ProductsPast to Future
Third graders research and explore the development of household inventions. Groups create timelines which must display the date of each contribution, the inventor or inventors of each contribution, and the cultural background of each contributor.
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African American Inventors: Elijah McCoy
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...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Doing Our Share
Whether at home or in the classroom, each member of a community has certain responsibilities they must tend to. With the help of the children's story Piggybook by Anthony Browne, kids learn how to assign jobs in a fair and safe manner...
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Who Gets to Invent and How Do Inventors Change Our Lives?
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. ...
2nd - 6th Science
Historic Leaders Who Have Influenced A Community's Economy
Explore the world of invention with this lesson. Learners discuss historical figures who made contributions to the economy and identify important inventions. In the computer lab, they use educational software to create a presentation...