INVENTORS/INVENTIONS

GIFTED UNIT OUTLINE

Focuses on inventions, the people and principles behind them, and research and experimentation.

Week 1

Essential Questions:Why did humans need to develop inventions?How did ancient people develop ideas for their inventions?

Introduction to Inventions

Famous Inventions A-Z http://inventors.about.com/od/astartinventions/a/FamousInvention.htm

Ancient Inventions

http://www.smith.edu/hsc/museum/ancient_inventions/hsclist.htm

http://mesopotamia.mrdonn.org/inventions.html

Ancient Inventors

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/greece.shtml

http://www.edhelper.com/ReadingComprehension_33_60.html

Invention of the Wheel Cartoons

http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/i/invention_of_the_wheel.asp

Inventors in History

http://inventors.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&zTi=1&sdn=inventors&cdn=money&tm=109&gps=60_575_1004_588&f=11&tt=14&bt=0&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/1_1_search.asp

Inventors List

http://inventors.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&zTi=1&sdn=inventors&cdn=money&tm=200&gps=98_645_1004_588&f=11&tt=14&bt=0&bts=1&zu=http%3A//web.mit.edu/invent/i-archive.html

Week 2

Essential Question:What meaningful inventions have Greek inventors contributed to the world? How did inventions of the years 1000-1200 change the world?

Greek Inventors and Inventions

http://www.edhelper.com/ReadingComprehension_54_1428.html

http://www.edhelper.com/ReadingComprehension_54_1429.html

Inventions of the years 1000-1200

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/1300.shtml

http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/

Week 3

Essential Questions:What meaning inventions have Chinese inventors contributed to the world?How did inventions of the 1300s change the world?

Chinese Inventors and Inventions

http://inventors.about.com/od/chineseinventors/Chinese_Inventions.htm

http://www.inventions.org/culture/asian/chinese.html

http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/info/current/inventions.html

http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3580

Inventions of the 1300s

http://www.mce.k12tn.net/renaissance/inventions.htm

http://www.timelineindex.com/content/select/363/44,1573,363

 

Week 4

Essential Questions:Why did Americans encourage the development of inventions?How did inventions of the 1400s change the world?

American Inventors and Inventions

http://www.sites4teachers.com/links/redirect.php?url=http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/inventor.html

http://inventors.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&zTi=1&sdn=inventors&cdn=money&tm=16&gps=163_769_1004_588&f=11&tt=14&bt=0&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.150.si.edu/150trav/remember/amerinv.htm

Inventions of the 1400s

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/1400.shtml

http://inventors.about.com/od/timelines/a/Fifteenth.htm

Week 5

Essential Questions:Why were African American inventors under demand in the United States?How did inventions of the 1500s change the world?

Arican American Contributions

http://www.sites4teachers.com/links/redirect.php?url=http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/01-1/lp221_05.shtml

http://www.edhelper.com/DailyThemes_1337.html

http://www.sites4teachers.com/links/redirect.php?url=http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/inventor.html

Inventions of the 1500s

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/1500.shtml

http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-inventions.htm

Week 6

Essential Questions:How has the invention of airplanes changed the world?How did inventions of the 1600s change the world?

The Flights of Invention and Inspiration

http://www.sites4teachers.com/links/redirect.php?url=http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/inventor.html

http://www.edhelper.com/ReadingComprehension_54_2193.html

Inventions of the 1600s

http://inventors.about.com/od/timelines/a/Seventeenth.htm

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/1700.shtml

http://www.tms.riverview.wednet.edu/LRC/Inventions.htm

http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/ctnlistPubDate.asp?BPDate1=1600&BPDate2=1899

Week 7

Essential Questions:How can kids become inventors?How did inventions of the 1700s change the world?

Kids Can Become Inventors

http://www.sites4teachers.com/links/redirect.php?url=http://etc.sccoe.org/I99/inventor.html

http://www.sites4teachers.com/links/redirect.php?url=http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/inventor.html

http://www.sites4teachers.com/links/redirect.php?url=http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/inventor.html

http://www.edhelper.com/ReadingComprehension_54_1561.html

Inventions of the 1700s

http://www.edhelper.com/BiographyReadingComprehension_39_1.html

http://www.edhelper.com/ReadingComprehension_33_48.html

http://www.edhelper.com/ReadingComprehension_33_142.htm

Week 8

Essential Questions:How can kidsí inventions become patented?†† How did inventions of the 1800s change the world?

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

http://www.sites4teachers.com/links/redirect.php?url=http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/inventor.html

http://www.sites4teachers.com/links/redirect.php?url=http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/inventor.html

Inventions of the 1800s

http://www.edhelper.com/ReadingComprehension_54_394.html

http://www.edhelper.com/ReadingComprehension_33_54.html

http://www.edhelper.com/BiographyReadingComprehension_24_1.html

 

Week 9

Essential Questions:How did the inventions of the 1900s give the United States an advantage overseas?How haveinventions of the 1900s change the world?

Making Inventions

http://www.sites4teachers.com/links/redirect.php?url=http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/inventor.html

 

Inventions of the 1900s

http://inventors.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&zTi=1&sdn=inventors&cdn=money&tm=54&gps=229_978_1004_588&f=11&tt=14&bt=0&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.greatachievements.org/

http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/ctnlistPubDate.asp?BPDate1=1900&BPDate2=1949

30 Dumb Inventions

http://www.life.com/image/3270485/in-gallery/25371

Week 10

Essential Questions:How will inventions of the future affect life in America and around the world?

Wish List of Inventions For the Future

http://inventors.about.com/od/fstartinventions/tp/Future_Techno.htm

Nanotechnology http://inventors.about.com/od/nanotechnology/Nanotechnology.htm

Robotics

http://inventors.about.com/od/roboticsrobots/Robotics_and_Robots.htm

Eco-Friendly Inventions http://inventors.about.com/od/greeninventions/EcoFriendly_Green_Inventions.htm

Inventions of the 2000s

http://inventors.about.com/od/timelines/a/ModernInvention.htm

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/1900b.shtml

http://www.ideafinder.com/history/timeline/the2000s.htm

http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/ctnlistPubDate.asp?BPDate1=2000&BPDate2=2009

 

Resources

Ancient Inventions

http://www.smith.edu/hsc/museum/ancient_inventions/hsclist.htm

Ancient Inventors

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/greece.shtml

Chinese Inventors and Inventions

http://inventors.about.com/od/chineseinventors/Chinese_Inventions.htm

http://www.inventions.org/culture/asian/chinese.html

ZOOM Inventions

http://www.sites4teachers.com/links/redirect.php?url=http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/inventor.html

Invention of Board Games

http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blpuzzles.htm

 

 

Games

The Kids Zone

http://www.sites4teachers.com/links/redirect.php?url=http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/inventor.html

Invention Connection

http://web.mit.edu/invent/www/ima/games.html

Which Came First?

http://web.mit.edu/invent/www/ima/games.html

Inventors and Inventions Game 1

http://www.syvum.com/cgi/online/serve.cgi/quiz/inventors1.tdf?0

Inventors and Inventions Game 2

http://www.syvum.com/cgi/online/serve.cgi/quiz/inventors2.tdf?0

Inventors and Inventions Game 3

http://www.syvum.com/cgi/online/serve.cgi/quiz/inventors3.tdf?0

 

INVENTORS/INVENTIONS

GIFTED UNIT

StandardENGR-FMMS-2

Grade: 9,10,11,12

Description: ENGR-FMMS-2 Students will describe the history of manufacturing.

Elements:

a. Identify key historical events and their impact on manufacturing.
b. List key persons who have contributed to change in manufacturing.
c. Describe the industrial revolution and its impact on manufacturing.
d. Identify pioneers of the manufacturing industry.
e. Describe/debate the affect that automation has had on manufacturing.

StandardACCT-BVP1-1

Grade: 9,10,11,12

Description: ACCT-BVP1-1 Students will identify inventions and technical and social developments that led to the creation of radio and television in a broadcast environment.

Elements:

a. Describe the growth of communication to include the telegraph, the wireless, early radio, television, and the development of networks.
b. Describe the social and political impact of mass media.
c. Explain the recent technological developments and the future of telecommunications.
d. Explain recent programming developments and the future of telecommunications.

StandardACCT-FA-4

Grade: 9,10,11,12

Description: ACCT-FA-4 Students will recognize that technology is used to solve societal problems, often resulting in new scientific knowledge, and will identify emerging technologies incorporated in the aerospace industry.

Elements:

a. Understand the abilities of technological design.
b. Understand the evolution of technologies that have advanced aviation.
c. Relate how new technologies often lead to new challenges in aerospace.
d. Recognize the value of creativity, imagination, and a good knowledge base to successful engineering and design.
e. Understand that technological design is driven by the desire to meet human needs and solve human problems.

StandardENGR-FET-5

Grade: 9,10,11,12

Description: ENGR-FET-5 Students will describe the essential systems and processes involved with invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Elements:

a. Explain the problem solving processes used by engineers, designers, and other technologists.
c. Demonstrate creative approaches to problem solving.
d. Create a solution to a given problem.
e. Test and evaluate a problem solution.
f. Implement a problem solution.
g. Develop marketing materials associated with a problem solution.

StandardENGR-FET5

Grade: 9,10,11,12

Description: ENGR-FET5 Students will describe the essential systems and processes involved with invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Elements:

a. Explain the problem solving processes used by engineers, designers, and other technologists.
b. Demonstrate creative approaches to problem solving.
c. Create a solution to a given problem.
d. Test and evaluate a problem solution.
e. Implement a problem solution.
f. Develop marketing materials associated with a problem solution.

 

Standard ENGR-FET-2

Grade: 9,10,11,12

Description: ENGR-FET-2 Students will describe the history of technological advancement.

Elements:

a. Identify key historical events and their impact on engineering and technology.
b. Describe the issues of wealth, fame, power, and necessity that have influenced innovation and technological development.
c. List key persons who have contributed to technological change.
d. Describe the impact of governmental and political systems on technological innovation.
e. Explain the interaction between technological development and social change.