Inventing the Future
Students explore the impact of technology on the world by researching current or past scientific advancements, then developing a new invention or technology for the next millennium.
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The Invention of the Telephone
All of the people in your class would agree that life would be different without the invention of the telephone! Study Alexander Graham Bell's most famous and influential invention through the primary source document of his sketch of the...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Creating a Space Exploration Infrastructure
What will it take to explore space? Teams of pupils determine the needs of a lunar outpost and research the required systems. The pupils then learn about the past space exploration vehicles. The third and final lesson challenges project...
7th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Growth of America's Production System
Students, assessing a variety of sources, explore the growth of inventions that were brought about by the Industrial Revolution. They analyze labor practices and philosophies within the history of the United States. A timeline is set in...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
How Science Fiction Can Help Predict the Future
Fortune tellers have their glass ball, futurists have their charts of trends, and science fiction writers have their imaginations. Which would you use to predict the future? See what this video has to say about predicting the future.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science
The Power of Creative Constraints
Lucky you has been assigned with a creative task. There are no limitations, no rules, just endless possibilities. But where do you start? If such a project leaves you feeling paralyzed, watch a video that demonstrates the power of...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable