Science and technology have a profound impact on all of humanity’s activities. Science and technology inventions and discoveries, including the theory of the origin of the universe, the theory of evolution, and the discovery of genes, have given humanity many hints relating to human existence from civilized and cultural points of view. Science and technology have had an immeasurable influence on the formation of our understanding of the world, our view of society, and our outlook on nature.

The wide variety of technologies and science discoveries produced by humanity has led to the building and development of the civilizations of each age, stimulated economic growth, raised people’s standards of living, encouraged cultural development, and had a tremendous impact on religion, thought, and many other human activities.

The impact of science and technology on modern society is broad and wide-ranging, influencing such areas as politics, diplomacy, defense, the economy, medicine, transportation, agriculture, social capital improvement, and many more. The fruits of science and technology fill every corner of our lives. The hundred years of the twentieth century have been called the “century of science and technology,” the “century of war,” and the “century of human prosperity,” among other expressions.

Science and technology have thus far brought humanity immeasurable benefits. In the twenty-first century, dubbed the “century of knowledge” and the time of a “knowledge-based society,” it is hoped that the diverse potentials of science and technology, built upon the foundation of the hard-won science and technology of the twentieth century, will be used to solve the serious issues faced by humanity, such as global environmental problems. Moreover, it is also important to hold the firm belief that science and technology must be faithfully passed on to future generations as an irreplaceable asset of humanity, driven by the trust and support of the public.

Science and technology will most likely continue to be regarded by humanity as an invaluable commodity. However, the relationship between science and technology and society is assuming many shapes with the changing times.


Your activities in this lesson are the following:

  1. Investigate the most effective inventions that have changed the world history
  2. Choose 2 most importants and research a bit more of them (Effectss that had, inventor, Date that were created, Before and after of those inventions)
  3. Make a brainstorming and take out some ideas over the research.



Before we start our lesson I would like for us to read this article: 

You may think you can’t live without your tablet computer and your cordless electric drill, but what about the inventions that came before them? Humans have been innovating since the dawn of time to get us to where we are today. 

These following inventions are examples:

Stone tools

Stone tools were humanity’s earliest technology, invented more than 2 million years ago by Homo habilis, an early human ancestor. The simplest implements, known to their discoverers as "choppers," were sharpened stones made by smashing one stone against another.

Uniface blade and three end scrapers with graver spurs.


Although the foundation to the modern car year was laid in 1886 by German inventor Karl Benz, Cars did not become widely available until the early 20th century.

first modern car

Below is a site where you can see 10 more inventions.

Let us watch this video about inventions:




It is now time to evaluate your work on this project. You must (Individually) write three paragraphs about 150-200 words, answering this questions:

-How important were the different inventions that you investigate?

-What was the world like before these inventions?

-These innovations had a positive or negative effect for the planet?


Thank you for viewing and taking part in the lesson activities.

In a quick summary let us review what was taught.

Human inventions and technologies have shaped civilizations and transformed life on the Earth.  As expectations and capabilities evolve, each new generation possesses its own set of innovative thinkers. Right from the invention of the wheel to the development of Mars rover, several inventions are revolutionary. Most major inventions don't have one inventor. Throughout the years, many innovative inventors have had their hand in both the elevation and evolution of an invention.



Denise Huebner, Pacific University (Great Inventions),…

Experts The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. 10 Inventions That Changed Your World. Retrieved from:

Experts: nteresting Engineering. 35 Inventions That Changed The World Retrieved from:

Top 10 Inventions That Changed The World. Retrieved from:


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Members of this webquest:

Abril Lorena

Inca Tatiana

Paredes Christopher

Grade: Sixth
Term: one
Unit: One
Focus Question: What happens with inventions that have changed the world history?
Topic: The Inventions
Attainment target: It describes the path that technology takes each year, how the world has been changing and how the knowledge of people involved in social development has developed.

a. Cognitive Objective- The student will be able to build on prior knowledge about the topic Inventions.
b. Affective Objective- The student will be able to share their feelings about inventions that have changed the world history.  
c. Psychomotor Objective- The student will be able to make brainstorming and take out some ideas over the research.

The following are the lesson objectives used to create this web quest:
At the end of this lesson students should be able to: 
Identify the change that technology takes each year with different inventions.
Investigate two the most important and research a bit more of them (Effects that had, inventor, Date that was created, Before and after of those inventions).
To make a brainstorm and get some ideas about research.