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84 resources with the concept innovation

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Concept Structures in Architecture

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students develop a creative building design. In this technology lesson, students create a model of their building using a computer software. They present their final product in class.
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For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore famous inventors. In this inventions lesson plan, students research the lives of famous inventors and patents. Students work alone or in pairs to come up with a new invention. Students share their inventions with the...
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Innovation of Our Generation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers identify the innovations that have impacted their lives.  In this inventions lesson students write and present a speech on the greatest innovation of their generation.
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Guess What Benjamin Franklin Did!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students research Ben Franklin's inventions. In this invention lesson, students see the relationship between a need and an invention. Students will engage in a class discussion, read a handout, and play a match the invention to its...
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Case Studies of American Innovation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Studnets discover how the Industrial Revolution came to be in the United States. In this technological advancements lesson, students research creations by Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, and Thomas Edison. Students create PowerPoint...
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What Is That Thing?

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Could your class identify an old-fashioned can opener? What about a rotary phone, or a VCR? Learners take a look at several gadgets and devices to infer the name and purpose of each item.
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Timeless Treasures

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research specific cultural and scientific legacies of African, Greek, Roman, Chinese, Arab, and European civilizations.  In this World History lesson plan, 7th graders create a visual presentation of their civilization. ...
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Early Industrialization

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore early industrialization, technology, and invention. In this historical lesson plan, students participate in eleven different activities in order to understand the Industrialization of the United States. Activities...
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The Golden Gate Bridge

For Students 4th - 9th
In this comprehension worksheet, students read and respond to five multiple choice questions about the story. Then they explain in a short answer response why there were people who opposed to the building of the Golden Gate Bridge and why.
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Patent Power

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners study about the patent process and how patents have shaped modern society. They also become a Patent Detective, by investigating some of the patents built into things used every day.
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Muslim Devotion & Innovation

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners examine the Hajj preformed by the Muslims. They discover the five pillars of Islam and the Koran. They examine the major differences between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
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Writing Exercise: The Renaissance II

For Students 6th - 10th
Here is a cross-curricular writing exercise with limited appeal as an engaging or interactive activity. A learning exercise on the Renaissance that has learners responding to 3 simple prompts, each of which can easily lead into deeper...
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Educational Complacency Will Make U.S. Feel the Pain

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine the educational system in the United States in reference to the job market and available expertise. In this Current Events lesson, 12th graders read an article and discuss their opinions with the class.
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Space Project: Utilizing Today’s Technology to Take a Look at the Last Thirty Years

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create MySpace posters that reveal information about 20th and 21st century history. In this American history lesson, students research selected years from the 20th and 21st centuries and create MySpace-style posters that feature...
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My Great-Grandmother's Gourd

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders read the book My Great-Grandmother's Gourd and answer short answer questions about the change of culture in the book. In this culture lesson plan, 6th graders discover culture diffusion, invention, and innovation.
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Innovators Card Game

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders discuss innovators and their different techniques.  In this investigative lesson students study innovators, research them and create cards to play a game. 
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Inventions, Innovations, and Exhibitions

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research inventions using the A Living Archives website. In this inventions research lesson, 8th graders discuss the most significant inventions of the past fifty years and classify them into categories. Students research...
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Should Humans Be Cloned?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars explore links on the Internet to collect facts about cloning then prepare an essay on their findings. In this research writing lesson students examine how to include their opinions on what they have found in their research. 
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Get the Picture?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore the movement to design low-cost solutions for the world's population and create a graph to represent the information. In this design and graphing instructional activity, students review the concepts of graphing and visit...
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Invention in a Bag (Grades 3-5)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create invention bags. In this problem solving lesson plan, students use the everyday items given to them in a bag to create inventions that solve problems. Students create marketing products to accompany their inventions.
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Everyday Marvels

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners consider the meaning of innovation and analyze the design of objects. In this object design lesson plan, students examine revolutionary objects and their design. Learners complete discussion activities for objects like...
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Economics Lesson: The Real McCoy

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the origination of the expression "The Real McCoy." In this economics research instructional activity, students read the book The Real McCoy. Students examine Elijah McCoy and his invention of the oil cup and how it...
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Nineteenth-Century Progress

For Students 6th - 8th
In this 19th Century world history worksheet, students answer 11 questions regarding technological and scientific advances of the late 1800s.
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Internet Inventors Scavenger Hunt

For Students 4th - 5th
In this inventors scavenger hunt worksheet, students research 10 different significant inventors known to history. First, they read each question to determine which inventor to search for using the Internet. Then, students write a...