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Inventors & Their Inventions
Students complete a number of activities about inventors and inventions. They compete in an invent a pizza contest, after researching the inventions of Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and the Wright Brothers.
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New Review "The Real McCoy:" African American Inventors in History
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...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents
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...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Inventions Over Time
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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Power of Invention
Inspire innovation in young learners through a study of important inventions throughout history. The four-lesson unit includes four separate lessons with activities ranging from researching and describing the history of noteworthy...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Inventors & Their Inventions
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,...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
New Review Famous Inventors Alexander Graham Bell: You Rang?
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.
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review It's a Whatchamacallit
Learners formulate new applications for simple machines in an original invention that solves a common problem. They brainstorm ideas for a new product using simple machines and communicate a finished project through an oral, written, and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What is an Invention?
To launch a four-lesson unit study of inventions class members distinguish between inventions and discoveries and then groups research either Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Alva Edison, Henry Ford, or Orville and Wilbur Wright.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable