The Power of Invention

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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 inventions to devising solutions by designing an original invention.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Construct a project around the unit in which learners design an invention that addresses a modern-day issue. Then, host a gallery walk while presenting their work to their peers
Classroom Considerations

  • Lessons require access to Internet at school and at home
  • Activities are mainly based on research and responding to worksheet questions
Pros

  • Comprehensive approach to the world of inventions
  • The 13-page packet provides several opportunities for interdiscipilinary work and cross-curricular connections as well as extension ideas
Cons

  • Primarily composed of worksheets rather than individual lessons