Grade Range: K-12Resource Type(s): Lessons & ActivitiesDate Posted: 2/22/2010
Prototype Online: Inventive Voices is a podcast series from the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center that reveals the stories behind the invention—motivations, successes, and disappointments—and highlights the persevering spirit shared by all who call themselves “inventor.” These podcasts can help students gain a broader understanding of invention and inventors, and can lead to a greater understanding of invention’s important role in American history and culture. This listening guide can provide a starting point for using and discussing any podcast in the Prototype Online series. For more information about the podcast, series, please visit invention.smithsonian.org/video.
Multimedia instruction, Museum education
Interactives & Media
This telegraph register, manufactured in accord with the Morse patent, was installed in 1848 in S...
Make, believe, social, tinkering, history, innovation, creativity, Technology, invention, create, collaboration, pretend, inventor, design, play, innovator, tinker, communication, visual, science
Follows five inventors: Elijah "the real" McCoy, Madame C.J. Walker, Granville Woods, Garrett Mor...
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