Invention & Innovation
See below for activities to inspire you to create something!
Use the Game to Study for your Unit 2 Test.
Top 10 Inventions
Based on research, our 7th grade classes will decide on a list of the top inventions invented from 1900-2011.
You and your partner are to research and submit 2 possible inventions for the list.
Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century
Zoom Inventors and Inventions: Time Periods
Zoom Inventors and Inventions: Communication
Name of the invention
A description of what it does
How does this invention help people?
Can you name all of the simple machines? Go to this site and work through the activities to learn about them.
Invention & Inventor Puzzle Quest
Use the following links to help you complete your Invention & Inventor Puzzles:
Some Bonus Sites:
Famous Inventions A-Z: A History of Inventions: Find most any invention! An alphabetical of inventions with facts and information about the invention and the inventor
Famous Inventions: A list of the invention, the inventor, the place, and the date of the invention
History of Toys and Games: How some toys were invented, how others got their names, and fun facts to enjoy.
How Stuff Works: Inventions: Inventions and links to more information about the inventions
Invention Categories: Inventions Listed by Category (i.e. food and drink, toys and games, etc.): Lists the invention, the inventor, the year, and complete facts about the inventor and the invention
Invention Facts and Myths: Myths meant to amaze, inspire, and amuse you
Smithsonian: Inventors and Inventions: High quality links on the topic of inventing and inventors; prominent people and machines of the last 150 years
Ten of the MOST famous inventions: A brief description
Famous Inventors A-Z: Find any inventor! A History of famous inventors past and present with a complete description of their invention
Forgotten Inventors: From PBS - Facts and information about inventions that people don't think about
Have Fun with History: Science and Inventions: A resource for students, educators, and all lovers of American History; EXCELLENT VIDEOS!
How Stuff Works: Inventors: Inventors and links to more information about the inventors
Hyperhistory.com: Alphabetical index of persons in Hyperhistory. Famous inventor biographies included in the listings along with other famous people.
Inventive Genius: Explores the lives of nineteen inventors and innovators
Inventor Biographies: Inventor biographies, complemented by photographs, quotations, and additional resources for those who want to learn more
Inventor Hall of Fame: Search database by the inventor, the invention, or the decade: A brief inventor biography of each and and a description of the Impact that inventor's invention had on society
List of Famous Inventors: The inventor's name as well as what he invented AND links to further describe the inventor
Cell Phone Design Challenge
You and your partner will go HERE to design a cell phone.
Follow the tutorial.
When finished, record your sales of your cell phone in the 3rd month.
Did you accomplish the goal?