Inventors and Inventions Research

Inventors and Inventions Research

In social studies class, we will begin a research unit. Students will be placed in pairs and together they will choose which inventor or invention they would like to know about. Students will gather information about those inventors using online and offline resources. When students have gathered their research they will need to organize that information in a way that makes sense. For the purposes of this project we will use the following outline when organizing information: What is the invention? What does the invention do? How can it be used? When was it invented? Where there other inventions that led up to this invention? Information about the inventor Who was this inventor? When did this inventor live? Where did the inventor live? What was the inventors early life and education like? Any interesting facts about the inventor. Why did the inventor want to invent this invention? Did the inventor invent other inventions? What where they? What is the importance of this invention? Explain why the invention is important? Have the invetion been improved or changed since it was invented? Did it lead to other inventions? How has this invention changed the world? What was the world like before this invention and how is it different now that it has been invented? After details are written out in an organized fashion, students will get to choose a method to present that information. Students can: Write a report Make a brochure in Publisher Make a PowerPoint Record a Podcast (like a radio program) Make a Glogster Poster Make a Blog Post Record a video Got another idea on how to...

Science Fair Video

We recorded one of the science fair information night back in 2008. The dates aren’t the same but the information is still good. If you missed the information night, watch this video to get caught up. Some documents to help you out: Science Fair Board Arrangement Science Fair Board Parts Science Fair Procedure Science Fair Parent Nignt from Mr. Wright on Vimeo. Other online resources: All Science Fair Projects Discovery Education – Science Fair Central Kids.gov – Science Fair Projects Parenting – 10 Easy Science Fair Projects Scholastic – 40 Cool Science Experiments Science Bob – Experiments Science Buddies – Parent Resources for Science Fair Projects Science Kids – Science Projects¬†and Experiments Science Made Simple – Science Projects and Experiments¬† Steve Spangler...