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391 resources with the concept inventions

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What is the Internet?

For Students 6th - 12th
You probably use the Internet every day, but do you really know what it is? A captivating video describes how the Internet works. One of the people involved in the development of the Internet explains how it came into existence.
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How Computers Work: What Makes a Computer, a Computer?

For Students 6th - 12th
You see computers all the time, but do you really know how a computer works? The first installment of a five-part playlist explains the essential functions of a computer. The video describes, in detail, each of the functions: input,...
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Thomas Edison: The Wizard of Menlo Park

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
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...
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Benjamin Franklin Lesson Ideas

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Bring Benjamin Franklin to life in the classroom with a set of five activities. Discover the type of person he was and his accomplishments through a study of his inventions and comments about life virtues. 
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Breaking the Silence

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The most impressive movie you've ever seen can't compare to the astonishment audiences felt when feature films began to synchronize sound with the picture. Learn about the complex path to the talkie, including the invention of the...
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The Lumière Brothers

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Light up your film history instruction with an examination of the contributions of the Lumière brothers. Their cinématograph, as well as the devices of other inventors, are the focus of the third episode from a playlist on film history.
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Wright Brothers Didn't Invent Flight

For Students 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...
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Transistors—The Invention That Changed the World

For Students 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...
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The Power of Creative Constraints

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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You Can Be an Innovator ... Like Henry Ford

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
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...
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How the Bendy Straw Was Invented

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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How the Popsicle was Invented

For Students 6th - 12th
One stick or two? Water based or milk based? Who would have thought there is so much drama in the history of the popsicle? Check out the story behind Frank Epperson's tasty treat.
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Famous Inventors — Zip it Up

For Students 3rd Standards
Explore the invention of the zipper with a 10-question reading comprehension instructional activity that challenges scholars to show what they know about an informational text's details and vocabulary.  
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How Super Glue Was Invented

For Students 6th - 12th
Ever heard of cyanoacrylates? Encourage class members to stick with an engaging resource that will glue their attention to a video that traces the part this family of chemicals played in the history of Super Glue.
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Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
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...
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Edison Tried and Tried Again

For Students K - 2nd Standards
How many times did it take Thomas Edison to invent a successful working lightbulb? Young learners read a short passage about this famous inventor and his determination in getting an idea to work successfully. Then, pupils respond to four...
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Famous Inventors Alexander Graham Bell: You Rang?

For Students 3rd Standards
Scholars read a brief informational text about the famous inventor, Alexander Graham Bell and his invention of the telephone, then show what they know by way of eight questions—six multiple choice and two short answer. 
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The History of Inventions

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
With the help from an interactive timeline, scholars discover the time and order in which inventions came to be—popular items from eyeglasses to the compact disc. 
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Technology and Inventions Project

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Technology—what exactly is it? Find out with a project designed to inspire the inner inventor in us all. The activity begins with a captivating podcast and a search of multiple websites that display different inventions and technology,...
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How To Be An Inventor!

For Students 2nd - 6th
Celebrate inventors all February long with a video that introduces a problem and demonstrates the steps toward solving that problem using the scientific method, and using the resources—especially education—in getting an idea working.
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How the Sandwich Was Invented

For Students 3rd - 12th
Sandwich: a delicious meal stacked with meats, cheeses, and veggies, or a parish in England? How about both! The sandwich was invented in—yes, you got it—Sandwich, by John Montagu. Watch this creative and inventive video that gives a...
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How the Bra Was Invented

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Ida Rosenthal, her husband William, and her business partner came up with the idea and design of the first brassiere. View a brief video that explains how the design came to be.
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Alexander Graham Bell

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Study the features of nonfiction text with a set of comprehension and analysis materials. Readers learn about Alexander Graham Bell with questions about the text, writing prompts, and proofreading activities.
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The Invention of the Telephone

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
All of the people in your class would agree that life would be different without the invention of the telephone! Study Alexander Graham Bell's most famous and influential invention through the primary source document of his sketch of the...