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Inventors and Inventions

Inventors and Inventions

Inventors and Inventions by Scoilnet

Find out about Inventors and try lots of experiments yourself.


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Follow timelines for inventions and get to grips with the people who invented the electric light bulb, the x-ray, telephone and car assembly line.

Inventions: Facts and Myths

http://www.ideafinder.com/history/of_inventions.htm Added: 04 Dec 2007 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Cluiche / Treoir/nótaí

Learn about inventions that will amaze, inspire and amuse you.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Feasacht agus cúram imshaoil

Suggestions for use: Get the students to write an account of an invention that interested them. Project work: Do a project on an inventor that caught the attention.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Inventor Biography

http://www.ideafinder.com/history/of_inventors.htm Added: 04 Dec 2007 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tagairt

From the date of the first printing press to the current explosion of the Web, the greatest moments in the history of innovation are chronicled on these inventor biographies.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Feasacht agus cúram imshaoil

Suggestions for use: Pick an inventor and get the children to do a project on him/her. Conduct a class discussion on great inventors.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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The Wright Brothers

http://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/wright-brothers/online/ Added: 24 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tagairt

Information and timelines about the invention of manned flight. Focuses on the pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright and includes a section on Classroom Activities

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Leanúnachas agus athrú le himeacht ama

Strand unit: Iompar

Suggestions for use: The specific lesson plan on Evaluating Evidence gets students to distinguish between primary and secondary source material.

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Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Thomas Edison

http://invention.si.edu/thomas-edisons-inventive-life Added: 24 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Turgnamh / Treoir/nótaí

Biographical notes about Thomas Edison and his inventions. Covers his early life, his business acumen and his invention of the light bulb.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Leanúnachas agus athrú le himeacht ama

Strand unit: Fuinneamh agus cumhacht

Suggestions for use: The Make a Light Bulb page could be used in SESE Science while the biographical notes are good teacher background information. Might also be used for project work on Edison.

5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Fuinneamh agus fórsaí

Strand unit: Teas, solas agus fuaim

Suggestions for use: The Make a Light Bulb page could be used in SESE Science while the biographical notes are good teacher background information. Might also be used for project work on Edison.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Alexander Graham Bell

http://www.ducksters.com/biography/alexander_graham_bell.php Added: 24 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

Clear biographical notes on the inventor of the telephone. Outlines his other inventions as well and contains links to other inventors, like DaVinci, Einstein and Henry ford among others.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Leanúnachas agus athrú le himeacht ama

Strand unit: Iompar

Suggestions for use: Teacher background information but could be used as basis for project. Get the students to write some basic biographical notes on a chosen inventor.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Irish Inventor of the Submarine - World Book Online Encyclopedia

http://www.worldbookonline.com/kids/home#article/ar835098 Added: 18 Jan 2017 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

This is a short article about John Philip Holland (1841–1914), an Irishman who invented the first submarine, The Holland. The Holland was built privately and later sold to the U.S. Navy.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
5-6
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Scéalaíocht

Strand unit: Scéalta

Strand: Saol, sochaí, obair agus cultúr fadó

Strand unit: An saol san ochtú haois déag

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Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Inventor of First Electrical Bulb - World Book Online Encyclopedia

http://www.worldbookonline.com/kids/home#article/ar835410 Added: 18 Jan 2017 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

Thomas Edison was not in fact the first person to create the electrical bulb. Joseph Wilson Swan in fact invented one 20 years earlier. That said Thomas Edison's bulb was by far superior to that of Swan's. Swan also received a license in 1879 to produce photographic paper.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Leanúnachas agus athrú le himeacht ama

Strand unit: Fuinneamh agus cumhacht

Strand: Leanúnachas agus athrú le himeacht ama

Strand unit: Fuinneamh agus cumhacht

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Inventor of Microchip - World Book Online Encyclopedia

http://www.worldbookonline.com/kids/home#article/ar840994 Added: 18 Jan 2017 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce invented the microchip in 1958. They are widely used in computers and other electrical devices. In 2000 Jack Kilby won the Nobel Prize for Physics which he shared with two others. Associated with this article there is also a nice black and white image of Jack Kilby.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Leanúnachas agus athrú le himeacht ama

Strand unit: Cumarsáid

Suggestions for use: The micro chip and computers dramatically changed how we communicate with each other.

Strand: Leanúnachas agus athrú le himeacht ama

Strand unit: Cumarsáid

Suggestions for use: The micro chip and computers dramatically changed how we communicate with each other.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Light Experiments

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/seeindark.htm Added: 18 Dec 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Turgnamh

Simple, clear page detailing several experiments dealing with the concept of light, dark and shadows.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Fuinneamh agus fórsaí

Suggestions for use: Simple experiments dealing with the concept of light, dark and shadows

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Fun Science

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Activities/FunScience Added: 03 Dec 2007 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Plean Ceachta

Try out some experiments contained in this website.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Forbairt scileanna

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Science Experiments

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/educators/teaching_resources.aspx Added: 24 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Cluiche / Turgnamh

Series of online games to reinforce understanding of Science. Browse by age, subject and topic.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Fuinneamh agus fórsaí

Suggestions for use: Lots of content here so you need to choose in advance. Resources are suitable for display on IWB.

Strand: Fuinneamh agus fórsaí

Suggestions for use: Lots of content here so you need to choose in advance. Resources are suitable for display on IWB.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Molly Cool's Answers

http://www.primaryscience.ie/activities_ask_molly_answers.php Added: 24 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tagairt

From the Primary Science initiative. Series of common questions and answers on a range of topics covering earth science, engineering, life science, and space. Very reliable source.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Ginearálta/Neamhshonraithe

Suggestions for use: Very practical questions and answers. Could easily be presented in class. Get the children to choose what question they want answered.

Strand: Ginearálta/Neamhshonraithe

Suggestions for use: Very practical questions and answers. Could easily be presented in class. Get the children to choose what question they want answered.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Forces in Action

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienc...lips/ages/10_11/forces_action.shtml Added: 18 Dec 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Measúnú / Ionsamhlú

Interactive visual site where pupils experiment on the effects of different levels of force on different objects. Also explores concepts such as speed, distance, gradient and weight.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Fuinneamh agus fórsaí

Suggestions for use: Use as a stimulus or means of assessment to a lesson on foces which explores the interconnection between speed, weight and distance.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Creative Chemistry

http://creative-chemistry.org.uk/activities/ Added: 03 Dec 2007 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Plean Ceachta

Have fun trying out the experiments described on this websites.The lesson plans can be downloaded.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Feasacht agus cúram imshaoil

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Design and Make a Marble-Run

http://test.scoilnet.ie/Res/martinwhyte0503001216490_2.htm Added: 21 Apr 2000 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Measúnú

Printable worksheet which runs through the design and construction of a marble-run. It provides opportunities for recording and communicating.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Fuinneamh agus fórsaí

Strand: Fuinneamh agus fórsaí

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
Riachtanais Speisialta:

World Book Web

Alexander Graham Bell

Bell invented the telephone in the 1860s, but did you know at the time of his burial in 1922, every telephone of the Bell system in the United States and Canada was kept silent for one minute . . . 


Inventions that Changed the World

Here is a timeline of inventions that changed the world with a short piece of text on each.

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