What if Famous Inventors Were on Social Media? challenges students to create social media profiles and posts for 43 famous inventors from around the world and various periods in history. They need to use their imagination and independent research to fill out personal information about each inventor as well as his or her family, friends, acquaintances, jobs, education, and interests. Then they are challenged to write ten posts the inventor could have posted and illustrate five of them as though they were shared in image or video format. They can also draw pictures to represent friends and acquaintances. Seven pages are included for each inventor. The entire unit can be printed, or you can print only the inventors students are studying. A set of blank worksheets are also included for any inventor being studied that is not included. 315 pages total. Ages 11-18.
Inventors in this unit are Archimedes, Edwin Armstrong, Benjamin Banneker, Alexander Graham Bell, Tim Berners-Lee, Marie Van Brittan Brown, Wallace Carothers, Willis Haviland Carrier, George Carruthers, George Washington Carver, Josephine Cochran, Marion Donovan, Herbert Henry Dow, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Lee de Forest, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Fulton, Galileo Galilei, Robert Goddard, Sarah Goode, Milton Hershey, Benjamin Holt, Lonnie Johnson, Frederick McKinley Jones, Willem J. Kolff, Stephanie Kwolek, Lorenzo Langstroth, Henry Leland, Jan Ernst Matzeliger, Elijah McCoy, Alexander Miles, Samuel Morse, David Rittenhouse, Nikola Tesla, David Unaipon, Leonardo da Vinci, Ruth Graves Wakefield, Eli Whitney, Joseph Winters, Granville Woods, Orville Wright, and Wilbur Wright.