"Inventors Who Have Changed the World"

Introduction

Did you ever wonder what your life would be like if we did not have electric lights, washing machines, cars, or computers? Our world changes every time there is an important invention. We will learn about the lives of great inventors and how they achieved their goals. Take a moment to think about which inventions are most important to you.You will travel through the WORLD WIDE WEB in search of inventors and their inventions. Through this exploration you may discover how these inventions were created! 

Task

 

  • Work collaboratively in small groups to research and gather important information about an inventor and his or her inventions by reading biographies and accessing online resources
     
  • Synthesize researched information into a PowerPoint slide show, and develop oral presentation skills by presenting the slide show to the class
     
  • Compare the three inventors using a 3-circle Venn diagram
     
  • Examine how inventions of the past have impacted their own lives and the global community

 

 

Process

Step 1
First choose two inventors from the list below to research. 

1. Louis Pasteur 5. Thomas Edison  
2. Steve Jobs  6. Leonardo Da Vinci  
3. Henry Ford 7.  Alexander Graham Bell  
4. Robert Goddard 8. Dmitri Mendeleev

Step 2
Using the research sources find information about two inventors and answer the questions into Inventor Research Sheet  in your own words.
Thomas Edison
Louis Pasteur
Steve Jobs
Henry Ford
Alexander Graham Bell
Robert Goddard
Leonardo Da Vinci
Dmitri Mendeleev
Step 3

You have been given a list of sixteen inventors. Their inventions are unknown. First, draw in your exersice book the Inventors List. Then, surf the net  and write the invention next to the correct inventor.

Famous Scientists

       Inventor       

 Invention          

Albert Einstein  
Alfred Nobel  
Aristotle  
Ivan Pavlov  
Galileo Galilei  
Nicolaus Copernicus  
Robert Bosch  
Benjamin Franklin  
Nikola Tesla  
James Watson  
John Ray  
Pierre Curie  
Thomas Alva Edison  
Isaac Newton  
E. O. Wilson  
Michael Faraday  
Evaluation

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Category 3 2 1
quality of work provides work of the highest quality provides work that occasionally needs to be checked provides poor quality or incorrect work
required information Most of all required information is present and accurate     More than half of required is present and accurate Less than half of information is present and accurate
resources Shows evidence of using provided resources for finding information Shows evidence of using some of resources finding information Shows little or no evidence of using the provided resources
grammar no errors in grammar and spelling few errors in grammar spelling occur; doesn't interfere with ocerall meaning several errors in grammar/spelling occur; errors interfere with overall meaning
total possible      

 

Conclusion

We don't often think about the person that invented or created useful tools. Everything that we use in our daily lives was invented by someone. This exercise has introduced you to a few inventors. These men and women used their imagination to create or recreate a tool to make our lives easier.

Credits
Teacher Page

Grade: secondary school A2-B1

Subject: English and Computer studies

Content covered: Invetors and inventions

 

Objectives:

The objectives of this are that all students are well versed with world-known inventors. Students will be able to conduct research and write an informative essay on an inventor of their choice.

Students will

  • Work collaboratively in small groups to research and gather important information about an inventor and his or her inventions by reading biographies and accessing online resources
     
  • Synthesize researched information into a PowerPoint slide show, and develop oral presentation skills by presenting the slide show to the class
     
  • Compare the three inventors using a 3-circle Venn diagram
     
  • Examine how inventions of the past have impacted their own lives and the global community