Inventors and inventions

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We have selected these online resources to support you when you need information relating to inventing, inventions, inventors, technology, gizmos, re-using, creativity and imagination. SCIS 1628624

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Inventors and Inventions

Lists of inventors, their inventions and the date, organised by topic.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
http://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/inventions/ 


Kiwi Innovation

From referee whistle to the zorb, this site looks at a range of fascinating New Zealand inventions.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.newzealand.com/travel/media/features/kiwi_innovation/kiwi-innovation_great-kiwi-inventions_feature.cfm


ManyAnswers

To discover information on the school work site ManyAnswers use the search term inventions.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://manyanswers.co.nz/


Meet the inventors

Read about a variety of 20th and 21st century inventors and their inventions. The common theme of their stories is being curious, observant, persistent, and passionate.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary.
http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/ilives/


Te Ara : Inventions, patents and trademarks

History of New Zealand inventions. Also includes brief information on patents.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.teara.govt.nz/en/inventions-patents-and-trademarks/


Wicked: Eureka! Inventors and Inventions

Includes links to information, interactive and learning activities specifically aimed at New Zealand children. Includes Māori language links.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
www.wicked.org.nz/Themes/Themes-gallery/Eureka!-Inventors-and-Inventions


EPIC

Britannica Online School Edition provides a timeline on the development of technology and invention.School login (username and password) is required.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
www.tki.org.nz/r/epic/


Books

Have you thought about using books with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Awesome Dawson, by Chris Gall, 2013 (picture book)
Papa’s mechanical fish, by Candace Fleming, 2013 (picture book)
Rosie Revere, by Andre Beaty, 2013 (picture book)

Videos
Inventors and inventions. Aznugirl. Youtube. 1.39.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OO7e00IeVI

A day in history: inventions and inventors. That was history. Youtube. 1.36 (22 videos)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT7z9jFGOKE&list=PLGSgamxq4fPQmgmE2QJyxHcH6UzGD2MVX&index=1