The following is a chart activity in which students use their textbook, notes, etc. to describe what invention the 12 listed inventors developed, the date it was invented, the function of the invention, and the impact on history and the Industrial Revolution.
This is an excellent activity to follow an introduction to the Industrial Revolution. It can be completed individually or in pairs/groups.
I use this activity as homework after I introduce the first 5-8 slides of my Industrial Revolution PPT (which is available for download in my store).