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It's a Whatchamacallit

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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 graphic presentation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Give class members time to do some of their research outside of school
  • Acquire books about inventing from the library to have in the classroom
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to PowerPoint, or another presentation software, as well as access to the Internet
  • Suggests four days of instruction and activities

  • Includes links to supporting websites as well as a worksheet to outline research

  • None
Included Materials

  • Invention Project Brainstorming
  • Invention Project Brainstorming
  • Assessment