What to do for extra credit:
(ideas from Stephen Tchudi)
light bulb radio refrigerator tractor medicine
telephone ipod automobile typewriter computer
digital photography television printing press airplane boats
*Where did it come from? Read the history of various devices and inventions.
Write a report, including:
*What was the inventor like?
*What would life be like without the technology?
*Write a short story describing a life without one or several devices.
Or a science fiction story projecting the technology into the future, exaggerating the consequences.
*Choose an invention you like and learn how it works. Plan an oral demonstration.
*Describe a time capsule to be opened by students in 25 years. Include descriptions and notes, of what you would include and why?.
*Do some historical research into new technologies in one of the decades of the 20th Century
*Make a search of the cleaning cabinet around your home—the place where cleaning supplies are kept.
*From a list of famous scientists, read up on one of them and do some writing about the person's life..