Inventors and Inventions
What would life be like without light?
Can you think about light and how it came about?
How is it made?
Who invented the electric light?
Look around your house as investigators: Look for sources of manmade light (not the sun) a light that needs power. You could then make a poster, a leaflet or an annotated picture of your finding.
Why not choose a source of manmade light and investigate where the light come from – research further. Ie, How is the light made (power), where the light source is, what its purpose, how is it powered and cased?
Fact file: choose one source of manmade light and look into who invented it eg. the light on the Alexa or LED light Find a different inventor of light eg the florescent light/solar light/LED light
For example; Who invented light?
Talk to members of your family or think why the wheel was invented?
You could take a look at this
Henry Ford was an early inventor of transport.
Investigate: find all things that have a wheel on them. How many different things (eg, household items, toys, garden, transport).
Chose a type of transport and create an image (photo, a drawing, picture off the internet). Why not try to find the weirdest item that uses wheels. Label the image, explain how the wheel and axle work.
Create a timeline of how the wheel has evolved and has changed our lives. Use pictures and write an explanation. Think about the way we transport things,
Talk to members of your family or just have a think about what communication means.
Can you order these inventions from the earliest to the most recent?
Talk to a grown up about how they communicated when they were your age. Remember to social distance!!
Then design an informative poster, word document or power-point about the two comparisons?
What is a medicine and what is a medical invention?
Think about medicines you or family members use to keep you healthy
Using the worksheet attached, cut out the images, ask an adult to help you read the words and then match the medical invention with its name.
Choose a medicine or piece of medical equipment and about why it was invented
Now can you think about how this medication or medical invention has evolved over time.
Invent something new or maybe you could improve a pre-existing invention.
If you want to get really creative why not junk model your invention.
Invent something that is real to you.
All inventions come from a problem. What is the problem can they invent something to fix the problem? Design or Make