How the Band-Aid® Was Invented

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One day, Earle Dixon decided to cut a piece of a sterile gauze and tape it to his wife's finger. Hence, the Band-Aid® we know today. Learn more about the ubiquitous invention with an informative video and accompanying discussion questions.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have leaners explore the timeline of the Band-Aid®, after viewing the video, listed in the Dig Deeper section of the link
  • Show various advertising strategies and commercials Band-aid® has released over time
Classroom Considerations

  • You might want to flip the lesson and have learners view the video outside of class, saving class time for discussion and further exploration of the topic

  • Shows a creative step-by-step process to making a paper Band-aid 

  • Video is very brief