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Designing Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How do you convey someone’s creativity? Individuals answer the question as they design exhibitions to showcase the intellect and genius of Benjamin Franklin. After conducting research, classmates work in groups to try to capture and...
The Incredible Inventions of Intuitive AI
15 mins 9th - 12th
Welcome to the Augmented Age. Futurist Maurice Conti introduces viewers to his predictions of what to expect from the Augmented Age, an age of computers and robotic systems that work with humans to imagine, design, and build all sorts of...
Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions: Make Your Own Plastic
5th - 12th
When you hear Leonardo da Vinci mentioned, chances are that you think of the Mona Lisa, or flying machines—but what about plastic? Learners blend heavy cream and vinegar over heat to replicate da Vinci's early organic plastic recipe.
Thomas Edison: The Wizard of Menlo Park
1st - 6th CCSS: Designed
What would change in your daily life due to a power outage? Here, learners explore the inventions brought to us by the one and only, Thomas Edison, and imagine a day without them. Scholars take part in a grand conversation and write a...
Wright Brothers Didn't Invent Flight
2 mins 10th - Higher Ed
If you thought the Wright brothers invented flight, you'd be wrong. Scholars learn how Otto Lilienthal used gliders to simulate flight before the Wright brothers. The Real Engineering video then explains how the Wright brothers perfected...
Transistors—The Invention That Changed the World
8 mins 10th - Higher Ed
When you think about the greatest inventions in the world, transistors probably don't come to mind. Scholars learn about how transistors have had a huge impact on computing. The video also explains aspects of computing from vacuum tubes...
The Power of Creative Constraints
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Lucky you has been assigned with a creative task. There are no limitations, no rules, just endless possibilities. But where do you start? If such a project leaves you feeling paralyzed, watch a video that demonstrates the power of...
You Can Be an Innovator ... Like Henry Ford
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
How the Bendy Straw Was Invented
2 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Sitting in a soda parlor, Joseph Freedman notices the difficulty his young daughter has trying to drink from the paper straw in her milkshake. This sparks the invention of a bendy straw. Watch to learn more about this small but widely...
Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents
3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
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...