Spark curiosity, wonder and creativity in your students as you explore inventions and inventors through this comprehensive unit! Reading activities, research tasks, assessment printables and more!
Included in this unit are a wide range of activities and resources to support teaching and learning about inventions and inventors in your classroom. Your students will love learning about how inventions have evolved over time and changed the way we live our lives today and will get to use their own creativity and imagination to become inventors themselves!
This unit is divided into the following sections and within each section are ready-to-print resources and interactive activities:
♦ Introductory Activities:
“What is an Invention” reading passage with activity; “What’s the Problem?” information sheets; “Invention Scavenger Hunt”; “Dictionary” and “Sentence Detective” for key vocabulary; “Invention Match Game” for whole-class play; “Guess the Invention” activity; “I couldn’t live without” task; “Interview a Family Member” survey template.
♦ Inventions and Inventors that Changed the World:
Invention Mini-Books (16 total - Click here to see this resource sold separately
); Inventor Fact File research templates; QR Code research activity tasks; Inventions of the 20th Century timeline cut-and-sort; Accidental Inventions flip-flap activity.
♦ What Makes an Invention Successful?:
“Ingredients for a Successful Invention” information sheet; “Useless Designs” Internet task
♦ Mini Invention Tasks:
8 mini design tasks to encourage creativity and problem solving!
♦ Assessment Templates:
A range of templates to guide students through an invention assessment task – persuasive writing task and rubric are included.
♦ Research and Reflection Templates:
Blank invention and inventor research templates; thinking templates that can be used at any stage throughout the unit; Famous Inventor Quote Cards to encourage whole-class discussion.
♦ Additional Resource Recommendations:
Design Process outline; Word Wall Cards; suggestions for online supplemental resources.
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