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Calling All Inventors: Celebrate National Inventors Month

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Start off the school year by engaging learners in a creative study of inventors and their inventions.
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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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Lesson Plan
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Inventions- The Impact

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate inventions and the impact they can have on people. In this technology instructional activity, students research Thomas Edison and discuss how the invention of the light bulb impacted others. Students sketch out an...
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Inventors of New England

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine the ways that technology effects our daily lives. Students also identify the processes involved in designing new technology.
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Inventions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Use this lesson plan to discuss inventions that have changed your class's world and have impacted society. Middle schoolers investigate important inventions of their time and design an invention in a simulated business atmosphere. Modify...
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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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Worksheet
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Reading Comprehension - Informational Passages " Leonardo da Vinci'

For Students 5th - 7th
Practice reading comprehension and teach your English acquisition class about Leonardo da Vinci. This worksheet provides a short informational text entitled, "Leonardo da Vinci." Learners answer five multiple choice comprehension...
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This is Your Life

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle or high-school pupils choose a scientist to research. They collect biographical information and explore their contributions to scientific understanding. With all that they compile, they create a scrapbook of the scientists' life....
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Interactive
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Italian Renaissance (1330-1550)

For Students 6th - 12th
Is your class studying the Italian Renaissance? This resource includes 10 short answer and essay questions about the artistic, scientific, political, and philosophical achievements during the Italian Renaissance. The first 3 questions...
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Renaissance Man: Leonardo Da Vinci

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Scientist, artist, inventor - was there anything Leonardo da Vinci couldn't do? Supplement your lecture on Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance with this presentation. Viewers will be surprised at how many modern scientific revelations...
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Living Without Technology

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify how technology has made people's lives easier. In this technological advancements lesson, students live without modern machines in their homes for 24 hours and speculate about what life in America 100 years ago must...
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Thomas Edison

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Thomas Edison. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Interactive
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Thomas Edison

For Students 10th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the accomplishments of Thomas Edison. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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Interactive
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Inventors and Inventions Internet Hunt

For Students 4th - 6th
In this inventors and inventions Internet hunt worksheet, students answer 15 questions by using the links provided for Internet research.  This page includes several links to helpful web resources.
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Our Inventions

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students construct or draw an invention of their own design.  In this problem solving lesson, students define the word invention, discuss famous inventions, invetors, and how inventions come about.  Students work in groups to determine...
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Eureka! I’ve Got an Idea!

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore many inventions and inventors. In this science lesson, students collaborate as they research inventors and their times in order to compile information to build an informative Web site.
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Energy and Energy Resources

For Students 7th - 8th
In this energy and energy resources worksheet, students complete 14 fill in the blank questions in the form of word scrambles, twisters, and teasers.
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Inventors

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars identify two inventors from the time period 1880-1920. They include information detailing one product or technological advancement each inventor was responsible for. Students use specific language and detail to discuss...
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Inventors

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners are be able to analyze primary sources for evidence of Inventors and Inventions from the turn of the 20th century. They identify how these inventions impact their lives today.
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Earth Movers and Shakers

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore how the centuries-old invention of the lever led to today's applications in mobiles and crowbars. They watch a video on the lever, then utilize worksheets imbedded in this plan to guide their experiments.
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Hey Kid, Want To Buy A Bridge?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the inventions of Thomas Alva Edison. They design an infomercial to sell a product or a service for an invention. They create an invention that improves the world and write an...
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IMAGINE THAT

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students gather information using a variety of references and create mobiles of inventions or scientific discoveries.
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Organizer
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New Inventions

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this inventions graphic organizer worksheet, learners add details to the graphic organizer regarding inventions, inventors, and the purposes of 5 inventions.
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I Want To Take A Picture In 1866!

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the role of technology. In the Civil War lesson, 8th graders look at the advent of photography and determine the impact of photography on the Civil War.