Overview/Rationale: Young adolescents are so influenced by their peers that they may be afraid to try something for fear of making a mistake and facing ridicule. By exploring some famous inventions, we can show students that mistakes are not always bad. Some great things can come out of mistakes if one takes the time to learn from them.
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1. Students will be able to explain the impact on daily living of some 20th century inventions.
2. Students will use the Internet to research inventors and inventions.
3. Students will understand that many inventions started out with design flaws that were later improved upon by other inventors.