African American Inventors: Lesson for Kids


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What is an example of an inventor?

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1. Who invented the first American clock?

2. Who did Madam CJ Walker make her beauty products for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You probably know that all of the technology that we use in our day-to-day lives were invented at some point in history. But how many inventions do you know of that were invented by African-Americans? If you think you know about some of the most famous African-American inventors from history, you can answer the questions included in this online quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these quiz and worksheet questions to test your knowledge of:

  • Examples of an inventor
  • The inventor of the clock
  • Madam CJ Walker
  • George Washington Carver
  • The importance of learning about African-American inventors

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - answer these questions to identify an example of an inventor
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand the specific contributions of George Washington Carver and Madam CJ Walker
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to relate the inventor of the first American clock

Additional Learning

For more facts about this subject, read the associated lesson called, African-American Inventors: Lesson for Kids. This lesson contains information on:

  • The backgrounds of famous African-American inventors
  • African-American products
  • Botany
  • Other famous African-American inventors