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Inventors and Inventions

Inventors and Inventions

Inventors and Inventions by Scoilnet

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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: Game / Guide/notes

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

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

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.

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Language: English
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Inventor Biography

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

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
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

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

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Language: English
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The Wright Brothers

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

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
SESE History

Strand: Continuity & Change Over Time

Strand unit: Transport

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: English
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Thomas Edison

http://invention.si.edu/thomas-edisons-inventive-life Added: 24 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Experiment / Guide/notes

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
SESE History

Strand: Continuity & Change Over Time

Strand unit: Energy and Power

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
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Sound

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.

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Language: English
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Alexander Graham Bell

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

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
SESE History

Strand: Continuity & Change Over Time

Strand unit: Transport

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.

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Language: English
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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: Guide/notes

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
SESE History

Strand: Story

Strand unit: Stories

Strand: Life, Society, Work & Culture

Strand unit: Life in the 18th Century

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Language: English
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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: Guide/notes

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
SESE History

Strand: Continuity & Change Over Time

Strand unit: Energy and Power

Strand: Continuity & Change Over Time

Strand unit: Energy and Power

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Language: English
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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: Guide/notes

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
SESE History

Strand: Continuity & Change Over Time

Strand unit: Communications

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

Strand: Continuity & Change Over Time

Strand unit: Communications

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

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Language: English
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Light Experiments

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

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
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

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

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Language: English
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Fun Science

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

Try out some experiments contained in this website.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Science

Strand: Skills Development

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Language: English
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Science Experiments

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

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
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

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

Strand: Energy & Forces

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

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Language: English
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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: Reference

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
SESE Science

Strand: Useful Websites

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: Useful Websites

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

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Language: English
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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: Assessment / Simulation

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
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

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.

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Language: English
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Creative Chemistry

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

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
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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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: Assessment

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
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand: Energy & Forces

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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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