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Inventions – Teacher Resources

May is National Inventors Month. Explore inventors and inventions with your students by using lessons and printables to discover a world of unlimited possibilities. There are plenty of hands-on science activities to encourage creativity and engage students of all ages in learning. From catapults to artificial hearts, you'll find a variety of reading passages about the history and people behind innovations in technology. Additional resources include art activities, puzzles, and timelines.

Whiteboard Compatible Mini-Lessons

Introducing Inventions Mini-Lesson
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Printables

Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
If My Calculator Could Talk!
Helen Keller
The Invention of Coca-Cola® Reading Warm-Up
Benjamin Franklin Little Book
Henry Ford Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
The Wright Brothers: Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up
More Popular Inventions Printables

Lesson Plans

Invent a Sport
History of Automobiles
Inventions Plus
More Inventions Lesson Plans

References

Women Inventors
History of Chopsticks
List of Firsts for U.S. Cities
Messages on Candy Hearts
Famous Firsts in Aviation
More Inventions References

Games & Puzzles

Now or Long Ago?
The Modern Street-Cleaner Puzzle & Reading Passage
Ingenious Inventors Match
Individual Room Temperature Controls Puzzle & Reading Passage
Timeline: The Early Years of Video Games (1889-1972)
More Inventions Games & Puzzles

Inventions Resources for Women's History Month

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
The Modern Street-Cleaner Puzzle & Reading Passage
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
Women Scientists & Inventors Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
More Inventions Resources for Women's History Month

Inventions Resources for Black History Month

George Washington Carver Little Book
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Garrett Morgan Coloring Page
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
Joseph Winters Coloring Page
Jan E. Matzeliger
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams Coloring Page
More Inventions Resources for Black History Month

Art, Music, Drama, & Inventions Connected

George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Back to Nature?
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
What's in a Name?
Light Bulbs
My Invention Book
Sell It Like It Is!
More Inventions Activities for Art, Music, & Drama

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Invention
Eye Wonder: Invention
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Social Studies

Inventions & Mathematics Connected

Make an Invention Time Line
What's in a Name?
Literature & Math: Stories About Time
Who's Responsible for This?
When Did That Happen?
More Inventions Activities for Math Class

Inventions Resources for Language Arts

Invention of the Cell Phone: A Reading Warm-Up
The Wright Brothers Reading Warm-Up
Introducing Inventions Multiple Choice
The Modern Street-Cleaner Puzzle & Reading Passage
Invention of the Cotton Gin: A Reading Warm-Up
History of Marshmallows Reading Warm-Up
Invention of the Airplane: A Reading Warm-Up
More Popular Inventions Resources for Language Arts

Science & Inventions Connected

Famous Firsts in Aviation
Become an Inventor
Rev Up Your Veggies: A Physical Science Activity
Science, Technology, and Society: Robots in Space
Thomas Edison Revisited
Invent a Flying Machine
Classroom Catapults
More Popular Inventions Activities for Science Class

Health, Safety, & Inventions Connected

The Microwave Oven
Rev Up Your Veggies: A Physical Science Activity
A Frozen Delight: Making Ice Cream
A Chilling Experience
What Are Some Bacterial Diseases?
How Has Disease Affected Us over Time?
Invention of the Popsicle Reading Warm-Up
More Inventions Resources for Health & Safety

Inventions Activities for Social Studies

My Book of Ingenious Inventors
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Social Studies
Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor
Famous Firsts in Aviation
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Garrett Morgan Coloring Page
Louis Braille
More Popular Inventions Activities for Social Studies

Inventions in Transportation History

Famous Firsts in Aviation
History of Automobiles
First Hot-Air Balloon Flight
Learn About Transportation Firsts
Taxi!
More Inventions in Transportation History

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