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Montessori inspired Inventions and Inventors Unit (cosmic)

Montessori inspired Inventions and Inventors Unit (cosmic)

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This unit is a perfect side topic if you are exploring tools and fundamental needs.

CONTENTS:

  • Famous inventors 3 part cards
  • Inventors Fact cards. These can be used for general information or to fill in the two types of  fact templates on the following pages

  • Story  and research prompts. Two types: 1) basic for emergent writers with writing paper  2)  prompts for older children.

  • Go on a treasure hunt to find inventions around you. This is a great time to discuss the people who make things for us and the importance of all people and their different skills!

  • Famous invention 3 part cards

     

  • Inventions have changed over time. Cut out the small array of cards (the sheet with 16 pictures). Place them on the main sheet. This could be a worksheet or printed on card to make a reusable activity.

  • Invention Fact cards. These can be used for general information or to fill in the templates on the following pages. Cut out the whole shape and fold it together. Write the name  on the blank side on the front.

  • Invention timeline: Place the inventions in order from when they were created from oldest to most recent. I have included two heading cards (BCE/CE). I have another resource for sale which may.
  • Story  and research prompts. Two types: 1) basic for emergent writers with writing paper  2)  prompts for older children.

  • Fill in the gaps. This activity is to help children see our inventions rely on knowledge that humans have collectively gained. It is a great opportunity to discuss the interconnectedness of our world.

  • Invention challenge! This activity is designed to give the example of what it is like to be an inventor. I also encourage you to have a box of ‘odds and ends’ to encourage free exploration and invention. You could include old cardboard boxes, recycling andl craft materials

65 pages

You can also find this in my money saving Cosmic Bundle or in my whole store bundle!

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