Spark!Lab Podcast Listening Guide

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Lessons & Activities
Date 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

National Standards

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

Instructional Strategies