This packet will give you and your students everything they need to research a famous inventor (20 famous inventors plus blank templates included) - from note-taking guides to presentation and poster rubrics, this will get your students researching, writing, presenting, and reflecting on famous inventors. Great for meeting writing and presentation standards and keeping the other students engaged during the presentations.
-Allow each student in your class to choose one of the 20 famous inventors listed or an inventor of his/her choosing to research.
-Provide your student with the timeline worksheet and the biography worksheet for the inventor that he/she has chosen and assign a date for each student to present their findings.
-Give each student in your class a set of inventor cards to fill out during the presentations to keep them focused on the information that is being presented.
-There are two half-sheets for each inventor that you can pass out to the whole class so that they can reflect on the impact of the invention and complete a brainstorm that will allow them to think like inventors.
Of course, there are many more uses for the items included in this packet! We would love to hear from you about how you modified this packet to meet the needs of your learners.
At the end of the unit, your student will have their own class set of inventor cards, practice researching/presenting/listening/reflecting, and hopefully some ideas for inventions of their own.
Suggested Use (1 page)
Research Sign-up Sheet (1 page)
Presentation Guidelines (1 page)
Flash Cards/Note Cards for students to take notes during presentations(4 inventors per page - 5 pages of filled-in cards and 1 page of blank cards)
Timeline/picture Sheets (20 pages w/inventors, 1 blank sheet)
Biography Sheets (20 pages w/inventors, 1 blank sheet)
Invention Reflection/Brainstorm Sheet (20 pages w/inventors, 1 blank sheet)
Presentation Rubric (1 page)
Poster Rubric (1 page)
Bibliography Tracker (1 page)
Extension Activities (1 page)
Reflection Sheet (1 page)
Inventor’s Journal – Getting Ready for the Invention Convention
Individual Writing Products
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