Purpose of Unit 1
• To familiarize students with how people of all times and places have increased their capability by innovating and inventing.
• To familiarize students with important inventors, inventions, and their innovations.
• To create awareness that technologies, no matter how useful, have intended and unintended consequences that can pose ethical, economic, political, or cultural issues.

Lesson 1: Inventing 101


1. Explain that new products and systems can be developed to solve problems or to help do things that could not be done without the help of technology.
2. Explain that the development of technology is a human activity and is the result of individual or collective needs and the ability to be creative.
3. Explain that technology is closely linked to creativity, which has resulted in innovation.
4. Define the terms invention and innovation.
5. Contribute to a group endeavor by offering useful ideas, supporting the efforts of others, and focusing on the task.
6. Work safely and accurately with a variety of tools, machines, and materials.

Big Idea #1

Student Resource 1.1 “Great Thinkers and Their Inventions.”

Student Resource 1.2 “Who Dunnit?”

Student Resource 1.3 “Invention and Innovation Crossword Puzzle."

  • Google the entire definition word for word spelled correctly and you will find the words below in the crossword puzzle
  • Hints "BEGINS WITH": 1.C 2.I 3.T 4.P 5.C 6.A 7.C 8.E 9.S 10.I
    also on #6 USE -VOYAGER to get rid of the extra voyager stuff!

Invention & Innovation Notes Part1

Brainstorming


Lesson 2: Who’s Responsible?


1. Define and explain the role that technology, society, and politics play in the invention or innovation process.
2. Explain how societal expectations impact the acceptance and use of products and systems.
3. Identify, explain, and discuss the history of various inventions and innovations.
4. Organize and present research findings effectively.
5. Contribute to a group endeavor by offering useful ideas, supporting the efforts of others, and focusing on the task.
6. Identify famous inventors and their inventions.

Big Idea #2

Profile of an Ad

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Lesson 3: What’s Your Problem?

  • Create awareness that technologies, no matter how useful, have intended and unintended consequences that can pose ethical, economic, political, or cultural issues.

Big Idea #3

Invention Detective*:

*Read the directions from PAGE 5 FIRST please.
  • Pick ONE of the 4 Stories of an Invention (Don't read ahead or you will spoil the activity for yourself),
  • Read the first half, answer the first two questions from page 5,
  • Read the 2nd half of the story, answer the remaining questions.

Review of Cornell Notes

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Apply the Cornell Note-taking method to this article: Understanding the Effects of Technology

  • Your Notes should look similar to this: Notes

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