What is an Invention?

This What is an Invention? activity & project also includes:

To launch a four-lesson unit study of inventions class members distinguish between inventions and discoveries and then groups research either Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Alva Edison, Henry Ford, or Orville and Wilbur Wright.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals create their own list of the top ten inventions and a list of 10 items that should be disinvented or should not have been invented
  • Instruct groups prepare a presentation about their inventor designed around the provided research questions
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to computers, at least one per group

  • The resource includes questions to guide their research and links to helpful sites

  • No rubric is provided for the research project
Common Core