Instructional Video

How To Be An Inventor!

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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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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the activity to motivate learners before test taking, to introduce a lesson on facing challenges, or to give pupils brain breaks throughout instruction
  • Conduct research after viewing that has individuals look up inventions that were not originally successful, but are successful after multiple attempts
Classroom Considerations
  • Best used as an introduction on inventions or inventors, or as motivation for students facing a challenge
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Sends the message that anyone can be an inventor
  • Doesn't offer any instructional ideas