Inspire your students to study their favourite inventor/creator of some of the greatest gadgets in the world. I have had students study everyone from Alexander Graham Bell to Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.
Inventors have transformed our world since the beginning of humanity. Human ingenuity and hard work has lead to the creation of invaluable innovations such as the lightbulb, the automobile, and the telephone. With the advent of computers and the Internet, the techological transformation of the world has continued at an unprecedented pace.
Students are challenged to research the inventor, their invention(s), and the impact they have made on the world. After choosing a topic to focus on, students are asked to conduct research using the Internet and books while following criteria. Next, students are asked to share their learning by creating a poster board, presentation board, or power point presentation. A 3D model of the invention may also be constructed (if possible) to further display learning. Finally, students present their work to the class.
Can be done in partners. Printable Evaluation Forms are included.
This Project Package Includes:
- Step by Step Instructions
- 30 Possible Research Topics
- Student Criteria Checklist
- Presentation Options Page
- Research Notes Page
- 3D Model Design Page
- Printable Evaluation Forms