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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
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References

Women Inventors
History of Chopsticks
List of Firsts for U.S. Cities
Biographies of African-American Inventors
Booker T. Washington
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)
Famous Firsts in Aviation
More Inventions Resources for Women's History Month

Inventions Resources for Black History Month

George Washington Carver Little Book
Garrett Morgan Coloring Page
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
Joseph Winters Coloring Page
Jan E. Matzeliger
Sarah Breedlove Walker -- 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?
My Invention Book
Light Bulbs
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
When Did That Happen?
Who's Responsible for This?
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
Classroom Catapults
Science, Technology, and Society: Robots in Space
Thomas Edison Revisited
Invent a Flying Machine
More Popular Inventions Activities for Science Class

Health, Safety, & Inventions Connected

Rev Up Your Veggies: A Physical Science Activity
The Microwave Oven
A Frozen Delight: Making Ice Cream
A Chilling Experience
Invention of the Popsicle Reading Warm-Up
Invention of Kool-Aid® Reading Warm-Up
What Are Some Bacterial Diseases?
More Inventions Resources for Health & Safety

Inventions Activities for Social Studies

My Book of Ingenious Inventors
Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Social Studies
Garrett Morgan Coloring Page
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Famous Firsts in Aviation
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
All About Rickshaws
More Inventions in Transportation History

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