Inventors and their Inventions
Students create a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation on a specific inventor and their invention. This lesson is web-based and includes resource links, alternative lesson ideas, and lesson extensions.
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Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents
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