Your students can have fun learning about many different kinds of vintage and antique everyday devices from toasters and irons to computers and cars with these 24 invention-themed worksheets and activities. Each worksheet provides a short explanation of how the everyday invention has changed over the years or how older versions of items kids use every day were used. Then students look at the eight pictures provided and determine which two do not belong. For example, the options might include six old styles of calculators mixed up with pieces from various kinds of equipment or old radios. Some of them are not as easy as you might expect, but all provide great opportunities to talk about how technology has changed. They are sure to spark some fun conversations about how things used to be and maybe what things will look like tomorrow. All worksheets are provided in color and black and white, and an answer key is included. 57 pages total. Ages 5-13.
Items included in the unit are machines that can fly, calculators, cameras, cars, cash registers, clocks, computers, irons, kettles, radios, refrigerators, sewing machines, boats, stoves, cell phones, various kinds of telephones, televisions, toasters, typewriters, vacuum cleaners, video recorders, and various ways people listen to music.
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