One of the popular research projects my students love is where we make a class book of Inventions in the late 19th century. I've compiled a list of 45 inventions, and directions on what specifically we are researching on computers. Students take notes, draw pictures (or photocopy) then and now, and report on its significance. I've also included optional directions to add an advertisement selling this invention. Then I take the students' sheets to the local copy store and have it bound. Students love to see their book published!