Inventors, Inventions, and Simple Machines on Pinterest
Themed Book Recommendations
I had so much fun looking for books on this topic, and to my surprise, Junkyard Wonders was in the Amazon collection. I hadn’t thought of this connection. It is a superb books for not only celebrating student creativity, but also individuality. Students are unique and special, and I love that this book builds upon that theme. I put together a book unit for this book, and you can access it by clicking on the image to the right.
Fun Classroom Activities
I also loved these research projects I found on Fabulous in Fifth. For more information on how to make them, check out Kelly’s blog post [here] She used a product made by Deniece at This Little Piggy Reads to guide her students work. Isn’t it neat??
Another cute option I loved for writing was to have your students invent a new ice cream type. The students write up their recipe and bring in samples to share. I think offering an ice cream invention convention along with a museum of inventor projects would be a fun parental involvement night.
What inventor/invention ideas have you tried? Share your ideas in your own blog post, comment about them below, or add your favorite link to the list. After all, many hands make work light, right? Let’s bring our heads together and see what a great thematic unit we can build.
Have a wonderful week, readers. Until next time…happy reading!