Plan an Invention
For this planning worksheet, students work with a small group to design something they would like to invent, then draw a picture of the invention and write a paragraph about it.
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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
You Can Be an Innovator ... Like Henry Ford
Why did Henry Ford want to invent a car for the masses? Why did Henry Ford locate his factory in Detroit? Why did Henry Ford encourage the idea of a 5-day work week? Young innovators find the answers to these and other question in a unit...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Henry Ford's "Fear of Change"
As the inventor of one of the most iconic inventions of our time, Henry Ford was afraid of the changes his creation would spark in the American people and the way the current transportation system would be affected. Read an article...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mr. Goldman's Good Idea
Shopping carts are a modern convenience that many people take for granted. Make sure your pupils do not fall into that category by completing the activities in this plan. There are ideas included for language arts, social studies, math,...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Frindle Lesson Plan
"Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle?" Inspired by this quote from the award-winning novel written by Andrew Celements, this lesson plan allows children to invent their own terms for common classroom objects,...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Inventions All Around Us!
Class groups investigate the inventions found in different rooms of a house and create invention cards that detail the invention, the inventor, and how this object helps people. These cards are then added to the appropriate room on a...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss Lesson Plan
Celebrate the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss with a lesson that features the memorable tale of The Lorax. After listening to a riveting read-aloud, scholars take part in a grand conversation about the story and environment. Then they...
1st - 2nd Science CCSS: Adaptable