Students will work collaboratively to research given inventions made by Thomas Edison. They will use provided websites to read, analyze, and depict factual information about inventions by Thomas Edison and explain them effects on society. Students will have choice in the presentation of their information and will use communication skills to deliver to peers what they have learned.
How did Thomas Edison's inventions impact life today?
How have Thomas Edison's inventions evolved in today's world?
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
Computer/laptop, SmartBoard to play video
This lesson is an asset for Episode 85 of NASA Online - Case of the "Wright" Invention, Part 1.
- ELA.5.C.7.1 Present information orally to report on a topic or text, present an opinion, tell a story, or recount an experience, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate and relevant facts. When presenting a. demonstrate appropriate speaking techniques (e.g., appropriate eye ontact, nonverbal cues, appropriate volume, clear pronunciation, pacing) for a variety of purposes and audiences; b. identify the purpose of the information being presented; and c. use digital tools to produce multimedia texts and/or visual aids with support from peers and adults.
- ELA.5.R.1.1 Conduct short research for inquiry by: a. generating a question(s) about a topic; and b. consulting a variety of print and multimedia sources.
- ELA.5.R.1.2 Determine the credibility of the source(s) consulted and use the most credible source(s).
- ELA.5.R.1.3 Determine which information is relevant to the topic.
- ELA.5.R.1.4 Logically group related findings.
- ELA.5.R.1.5 Cite sources to avoid plagiarism
- ELA.6.R.1.1 Conduct short and more sustained research for inquiry by: a. generating a question(s) about a topic; and b. using a variety of print and multimedia sources to refine the scope of inquiry as relevant to the topic.
- ELA.6.R.1.3 Determine which source(s) and/or information is relevant to the topic.
- ELA.6.R.1.4 Logically organize findings.
- ELA.6.R.1.5 Cite sources to avoid plagiarism.
- ELA.6.C.7.1 Present information orally to report on a topic or text, present an opinion, tell a story, or recount an experience, sequencing ideas logically and using relevant facts, descriptions, and details. When presenting: a. demonstrate and adjust speaking techniques (e.g., appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, clear pronunciation, pacing) to engage a variety of purposes and audiences; b. convey a clear perspective and purpose; c. include graphics and multimedia elements to aid comprehension, enhance communication, and add interest; and d. use appropriate digital tools for the task, purpose, and audience.
Lesson Created By: Raney Stogner