Learn about sixty different inventors in history in just five minutes a day with these fun cards! Perfect for National Inventors Month in May! Or as part of history and science lessons any time of the year.
From Archimedes to Charles Goodyear to Nikola Tesla to Marie Curie to Ruth Handler to 55 others in between. From electricity to the theory of relativity to the Super Soaker to the iPad.
The front of each card shows a picture of the inventor with their name and years of birth and death. On the back is a short, detailed summary of what he or she invented, where they were from, what type of work they did, and other historical information about them.
The first set of 30 cards begins with the birth of Archimedes in 287 BCE and ends with the designer of AC electricity, Nikola Tesla, born in the late 1800s. Set two starts with Granville Woods, born in 1856 and continues through the inventor of the iPad and iPhone, Steve Jobs.
The 3 x 3 inch Inventors in History cards are numbered for each day of the month and can be displayed in a calendar. Learn about one inventor each day throughout the month for two full months. Use them all this year or set aside one set for next school year.
As you learn about the history of each inventor, you may find some that you want to do more research about. Or at the end of the month, children can pick from the thirty inventors you have learned about to write a biographical report.
At the end of each week, you can have a short, fun quiz about the inventors in history you learned about during the week. Which person discoverd Pi and invented the compound pulley? Who invented the first mechanical calculator? Students can pick from the inventors on display to test their memory.
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