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Inventors and Inventions - Here is a collection of activities for teaching about inventors and inventions source
 



Amazing Pencil Facts! - Fun facts to share with students. Click on source for more interesting information source

Architecture Clip Art - Growing collection of clip art images related to architecture. Subcategories include bridges, buildings, castles, lighthouses and source

Architecture Through the Ages Project - After completing the appropriate research, fifth and sixth graders are invited to build an original structure with a floor plan and narrative essay with this ThinkQuest project source

Be an Inventor Unit - Unit introduces students to famous inventors, trademarks, patents, and the invention process. Integrates Language Arts, Technology, Social Studies and Science source

Become an Inventor - A simple inventors guide for children including questions and activities to get students thinking. Click on source for more resources source

Bridges and Architecture - Introduce students to basic architectural concepts of bridges with lesson plan, information, activities, pictures, links and more (Grade 2 and older) source

Building Big Educators Guide - Expose students to the field of civil engineering and basic physics with virtual labs, hands-on activities, free educators guide and more (Grades 5-8) source

Concoctions & Inventions - Links to many interesting sites on everyday inventions and the inventors source

Construction and the Three Little Pigs - Students learn some fundamentals of architecture by designing and building model houses made of straw, wood, or brick (stones) and then testing the structures for design flaws source

Designing Future Transportation - Students preview responsibilities of industrial designers, identify examples of industrial design, and create a drawing of a new form of transportation with this lesson source

Garrett A. Morgan: Father of the Stoplight - Short biography of Garrett A. Morgan, inventor of the traffic light and early versions of the gas mask. Click source for safety lessons and safety coloring pages source

Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century - Timelines and history of twenty engineering achievements that helped shape our world during the 20th century. Topics chosen include the Internet, airplane, radio, car and source

How Stuff Works - A fact-filled, illustrated guide to everyday technology source

Invention Dimension - Inventor of the Week introduces a different inventor each week (?). The Inventors Handbook answers such questions as "What can be patented?" and "How do I prove the idea is mine?" (advanced interest) source

Inventor of the week. - The Invention Dimension (MIT) presents an archive of men and women inventors. source

Inventors of the New Millenium Unit - Students use the scientific method to create a new product by developing improvements to an existing invention. Integrates Language Arts, Social Studies, Art, and Math source

National Inventors Hall of Fame - Short biographies of inventors. Search for an inventor by name or by invention source

Structures Around the World - Eight activities from the publication, "The Exploratoriums Guide to Scale and Structure." Build out with straws and pins, construct three bridges, explore scale and more source

Super Bridge Teachers Guide - NOVA guide includes activities that explain the forces of compression (a pushing, squeezing force), tension (a pulling force) and torsion (a rotational, twisting force) source

The History of Chewing Gum - A short article about the history of chewing gum, and how it is manufactured today (Warner-Lambert) source

The Mechanical Toys Page - Demonstrate scientific principles using home-made toys powered by rubber bands, springs, flywheels, candles and gravity source

The Pencil Pages - Learn interesting facts about pencils, the history of pencils and how pencils are made at this colorful site source

Transportation - Students receive basic overview of "transportation" vehicles, specifically air, land, and water vehicles with this integrated thematic unit source

Transportation Activity Pages - Preschool activity pages using various modes of transportation vehicles. Students count pictures, match vehicles to drivers, put train cars in order, and source

Transportation Clip Art - Growing collection of transportation related clip art. Subcategories include aircraft, automobiles, blimps, helicopters, ships, submersibles, trucks and more source

Transportation-related Games and Projects - Choose from several transportation-related brain-teasing word games, puzzles, coloring books, contests, projects and experiments source

Who Invented Microwaves? - Noticing that the candy bar in his pocket had melted, Dr. Percy Spencer goes on to invent the microwave oven source

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