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A Call to Invention: DIY Speaker Edition

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Can you build a homemade speaker out of a potato chip? Bestselling author and do-it-yourself expert William Gurstelle shows you how in his brief presentation at TEDYouth 2012. He encourages young people to be creative and explore science...
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Up for the Challenge?

For Students 7th - 12th
A general engineering quiz can be given at the beginning of your engineering or technology unit to stimulate interest. A wide variety of topics are touched by engineers, including the medical industry, energy production, building design,...
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Waves of Radios

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners grasp the fundamentals of radio/sound communication technology. They research why the size of radios has gotten smaller through advances of technology...from large radio tubes through transistors through microchips. Students...
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Feel Empowered! Teaching About Female Inventors

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Inspire children to learn and create by teaching the history of female inventors during National Inventors Month.
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Papyrus to PDA

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What a great project. Graphic arts students consider the social, political, and economic impact made by a chosen invention. They build an argument to substantiate their reasons for choosing said invention. They create an oral...
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Thomas Edison's Bright Ideas

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Thomas Alva Edison may be one of the most well-known scientists to elementary or middle schoolers. Use his story to show that he invented more than just the light bulb and to inspire youngsters to work hard! You could use this on the...
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Inventions 2: The Impact

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Tomorrow's engineers visit an intriguing website about inventions that have changed the way we live. Biographies of child inventors on the suggested website aren't easy to find, so make sure to find some stories to share in place of...
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A "Sweet" Lesson in Economics

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover how to determine the flavor of a jellybean using different key documents.  In this economics lesson, students discuss Virginia economics and begin an activity in which they will help decide on the what jellybean flavors...
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Innovation for Good

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Many historical innovations were created for the common good. Get your students ready for life as a critical thinker with this activity which defines the differences between innovation and invention. They will conduct Internet research,...
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Great Inventions

For Students Pre-K - Higher Ed
In this creative thinking learning exercise, students identify and list nine of the best and most important inventions ever created. Then they list nine of the not so good inventions. Finally, students list three of their personal...
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Johann Gutenberg

For Teachers 7th - 12th
After the countdown, The series "The 100 Most Influential People of the Millennium" ends with the number one most influential person in the last 1000 years. Johann Gutenberg is selected because of his invention of the printing press.
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Types of Entrepreneurs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What does it take to be an entrepreneur? What traits does a person need? Find out as you and your class brainstorm along with this presentation. The traits of inventors, types of entrepreneurs, and their role in the economy are...
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High-Tech Windsocks

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students research chosen scientific discoveries and then create an imaginative windsock model of the invention. Students describe how their technology was invented and the impact the invention made upon others. Students display their...
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Sumerian Creativity

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine Sumerian inventions. Using the internet, 6th graders view images of the inventions and create a poster of the images. They create a PowerPoint presentation, with video clips, of Sumerian inventions to share with the...
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Napier Timeline

For Teachers 6th - 7th
In this Napier time line worksheet, students solve and complete 8 different problems that include reading and interpreting a given time line. First, they determine what year Napier's wife dies given her age at death. Then, students...
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Inventing The Future

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars participate in activities that allow them to explore their future. Thirteen activities are listed and described which include topics such as education, resolutions, job interviews, inheritance, and environmental issues....
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A Journey Through Time

For Students 9th - 10th
In this science worksheet, students research a specific time frame to discover major scientific developments and historical events. Then they identify at least 50 events and write a brief description of each. Students also create a time...
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Migration and Technology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify a technological innovation associated with human migration, either forced or voluntary. They explain how the migration was influenced by technology and how technology influences migration through a written essay.
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How to Inspire the Young Inventors in Your Classroom

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Learning about inventing and innovation can be exciting and empowering for all students.
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The Invention of the Parachute

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars study the invention of the parachute and how Leonardo da Vinci came up with the design.  In this aerodynamics lesson students test the properties that make parachutes more efficient.
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The American Turtle, 1776

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders evaluate David Bushnell's 1776 American Turtle. In this history activity students analyze and make predictions about the first submarine invented by David Bushnell after view pictures. They compare the drawing with an...
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Joseph Desch and the Enigma Machine

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders look at inventions. In this technology lesson, 2nd graders look at a timeline of inventions and the beginning of World War II. They explain how the enigma machine ended World War II. 
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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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Early Industrialization

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars 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. ...