Ch 9: Inventions Lessons for Elementary School

About This Chapter

These lessons will help students learn about the different inventions that have changed history as well as how some of the technologies used today are made and work. In addition to having your student(s) complete these lessons, you can also have them completed the lessons' quizzes to measure their understanding of the material.

Inventions Lessons for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

With this chapter, your student(s) will be able to improve their understanding of the inventions that changed history, including the inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Graham Bell and other influential figures. Lessons will also explain to your student(s) how different products they use in everyday life are made and function. After completing the lessons, you can help your student(s) review the material covered by completing the lesson quizzes.

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help understanding the impact of inventions will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about inventions.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the historical impact of inventions
  • Students with learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about inventions
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about inventions
  • Students who struggle to understand their social studies teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover information about inventions your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about inventions.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands the historical impact of inventions by completing the Inventions Lessons for Elementary School chapter exam.

31 Lessons in Chapter 9: Inventions Lessons for Elementary School
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Ancient China's Inventions: Lesson for Kids

1. Ancient China's Inventions: Lesson for Kids

Ancient China created many inventions that are still used today, ranging from paper to clocks to silk. This lesson will explore some of the more popular items that we rely on thanks to Chinese inventors over the centuries.

Benjamin Franklin's Inventions: Lesson for Kids

2. Benjamin Franklin's Inventions: Lesson for Kids

Did you ever wonder where things come from or who first had an idea? Well, several inventions and ideas came from Benjamin Franklin. Over 200 years ago, he invented several things that are still in use today like a lightning rod to save your house and a special kind of eyeglasses to help people see.

Albert Einstein's Inventions: Lesson for Kids

3. Albert Einstein's Inventions: Lesson for Kids

This lesson is about Albert Einstein's greatest discoveries. You will learn about Einstein's intriguing invention, the Einstein refrigerator, that he created along with Leo Szilard.

Alexander Graham Bell's Inventions: Lesson for Kids

4. Alexander Graham Bell's Inventions: Lesson for Kids

Alexander Graham Bell invented many things. This lesson will cover his most famous invention: the telephone. It will also discuss some of his many other inventions and the way that they have allowed us to communicate more easily today!

How Chocolate is Made: Lesson for Kids

5. How Chocolate is Made: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn how chocolate is made. Specifically, where the cacao tree grows, about bean pods, how they are processed and the basic ingredients of chocolate.

Leonardo Da Vinci's Inventions: Lesson for Kids

6. Leonardo Da Vinci's Inventions: Lesson for Kids

One of the great inventors of history, Leonardo da Vinci, lived in the 1400s-1500s but developed inventions that would not be built for centuries. Learn about a few of his most famous inventions and creations.

How Do Airplanes Fly? - Lesson for Kids

7. How Do Airplanes Fly? - Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you'll learn how airplanes fly, including what they have in common with birds and the four forces needed to get them off the ground and keep them in the air.

How Do Solar Panels Work? - Lesson for Kids

8. How Do Solar Panels Work? - Lesson for Kids

Maybe you've seen solar panels on houses, or maybe you even have them on your house. Have you ever wondered how they work? Read on to find out how these panels collect the Sun's energy and turn it into electricity.

How Does a Battery Work? - Lesson for Kids

9. How Does a Battery Work? - Lesson for Kids

Have you ever thought about how your cell phone works? What about a flashlight? Batteries allow these gadgets to be portable. Let's learn about batteries, how they work and different types of batteries.

How is Paper Made? - Lesson for Kids

10. How is Paper Made? - Lesson for Kids

When you look at a tree, you see green leaves and rough bark. It's hard to imagine that such a large plant can be made into paper, but it can! In this lesson, we will discover how paper is made.

Steam Engine Lesson for Kids

11. Steam Engine Lesson for Kids

Steam is a form of water that can force large objects to move. In this lesson, learn about the history of the steam engine and how steam engines can be found in different types of machines!

Thomas Edison's Inventions Lesson for Kids

12. Thomas Edison's Inventions Lesson for Kids

What would your life be like without light bulbs, TV, movies, or recorded music? I bet you're glad you don't have to find out! Thomas Edison is credited with creating the first versions of all of these things. Let's learn more about his inventions now.

History of Chocolate Lesson for Kids

13. History of Chocolate Lesson for Kids

Chocolate is a treat that many people all over the world enjoy today. Come learn about this delicious delight, how old it is, what kind of plant it comes from, and some other cool facts that you probably didn't know about chocolate.

Titanic Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

14. Titanic Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

In this lesson, we'll discuss the Titanic, a massive ship that sank in April 1912. You'll learn about the ship itself and the people who were on the Titanic that fateful night, as well as what brought this 'unsinkable' ship down.

Train Facts: Lesson for Kids

15. Train Facts: Lesson for Kids

Do you like trains? If so, this is the lesson for you! Come and learn about why we have trains, their history, as well as some of the most famous trains in the word.

Transcontinental Railroad Facts: Lesson for Kids

16. Transcontinental Railroad Facts: Lesson for Kids

The transcontinental railroad allowed for quicker, cheaper transportation of people and goods, and allowed for settlement in larger parts of the United States. Read on to learn how this railroad united the country in a way it never had been before.

Dewey Decimal System: Lesson for Kids

17. Dewey Decimal System: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever been to the library and wondered how they keep track of all those books? Well the library has a system called the Dewey Decimal System and it helps organize all those book. This lesson will teach you how to use the Dewey Decimal System.

Roman Inventions: Lesson for Kids

18. Roman Inventions: Lesson for Kids

Imagine life without roads! The ancient Romans were the inventors of many things we use today. Find out about their amazing inventions in this lesson.

Greek Inventions: Lesson for Kids

19. Greek Inventions: Lesson for Kids

Learn about the inventions of Ancient Greece, many of which are still used today! Discover how the Ancient Greeks made advancements in thinking and actions related to math, science, government, and more.

Australian Inventions: Lesson for Kids

20. Australian Inventions: Lesson for Kids

You may be surprised to discover you are using an invention made in Australia right now! In this lesson, find out about many of the useful inventions made in Australia.

History of Inventions: Lesson for Kids

21. History of Inventions: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you'll learn about some of the inventions humans have created throughout history, including the everyday tools we still use today. You'll also learn the names of some of the people who came up with these new ideas.

Archimedes' Inventions: Lesson for Kids

22. Archimedes' Inventions: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson we'll explore the inventions of the Greek inventor Archimedes. Find out how this brilliant inventor made discoveries that we still use today.

Famous Inventions: Lesson for Kids

23. Famous Inventions: Lesson for Kids

Many inventions are designed to make life easier. In this lesson, we'll learn about a few very important inventions from the last 150 years that are still used today, including the airplane, automobile, and telephone.

African American Inventors: Lesson for Kids

24. African American Inventors: Lesson for Kids

There have been many inventors throughout history that have come up with a new product or idea that helps the world in some way, including many African American inventors. Come and learn about a few of these men and women and what they contributed to the world.

Famous Inventors: Lesson for Kids

25. Famous Inventors: Lesson for Kids

This lesson looks at some of the important American inventors and the new technology that they developed which changed the world in a variety of ways.

History of Cars: Lesson for Kids

26. History of Cars: Lesson for Kids

Cars are such a big part of today's world and millions of people are car owners around the world. However, it hasn't always been this way. Come and learn about the earliest cars, the cars of the today and possible cars of the future in this lesson.

Ice Cream Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

27. Ice Cream Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

Millions of people around the world enjoy cold, creamy ice cream! In this lesson, learn about the history of how this dessert came to be, and how it became one of the top-selling sweets in America.

Morse Code Lesson for Kids: History, Alphabet & Facts

28. Morse Code Lesson for Kids: History, Alphabet & Facts

Do you know how to read or tap Morse code? Can you understand it? In this lesson, we are going to learn what Morse code is, how it came to be and some interesting facts about its usage.

History of Cameras: Lesson for Kids

29. History of Cameras: Lesson for Kids

Cameras are now in our phones, computers, and even watches. They have a very long history. This lesson will explore the invention of the camera and how it became the selfie-taking machine we know today.

American Industrial Revolution Lesson for Kids: Timeline & Facts

30. American Industrial Revolution Lesson for Kids: Timeline & Facts

In this lesson, you will learn about the American Industrial Revolution. You will learn about when it happened, inventions of the time period, and the impact these changes had on people.

American Industrial Revolution Inventions: Lesson for Kids

31. American Industrial Revolution Inventions: Lesson for Kids

Learn about the things Americans invented during the Industrial Revolution, like the telephone and the first movies. You've probably used some of these inventions in your own life.

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