You Probably Haven't
Thought Much About
are surrounded by objects that had to have been invented some time. But when?
is an urban legend that the modern bra (or brassiere) was invented by Samuel
Titsling :) It was in fact invented by Mary Phelps Jacob in 1910 and replaced
the corset. This invention has meant women are a lot more comfortable and can
get dressed a lot faster.The
zipper also has an interesting history as do: RADAR, biros, velcro, paper, light
bulbs, SCUBA, the electric chair, cars, musical instruments, schools, fireworks,
pasta, books, rockets, photography, post it notes, safety pins, the telephone,
the aeroplane, barbed wire, the computer mouse... the list is almost endless.
Find one invention that you haven't thought much about but would like to
see how it came about. (I use the above list as examples).
your invention on a single poster at the front of the room so there will be no
your research as a mindmap that includes: Their inventions name (placed in
the centre with a picture), who invented it, when it was invented, the effects
of the invention on the world, any controversy associated with the invention,
plus any other interesting facts they discover. (Like who didn't take out a patent
on a really famous invention)
mind maps are then bound and made into a class book. I'm always surprised
at how popular this class book is.