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
- How To Conduct Research Page
- Research Notes Page
- How To Build a 3D Model
- 3D Model Design Page
- Reference List Instructions
- Student Self-Assessment Write-Up (2-pages)
- Printable Evaluation Forms
Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a student-centered pedagogy in which students are challenged to actively learn about a subject for an extended period of time. It is a form of active learning or inquiry-based learning. Project-Based Learning is in contrast to paper-based, rote memorization, or teacher-led instruction that presents established facts. Please be aware of what you are purchasing.
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