What do you think is the greatest invention of all time? Our world has benefited from many wonderful advancements in science and technology over the last 100 years. From cars, to television, to rockets, to cell phones etc., your life is much different than that of your ancestors.
Think of just one man made item that you think has had more of an impact on people throughout the world than any other. Explain why you feel that way. Be sure to include specific reasons and examples that defend your decision to pick this particular advancement as the greatest of all time.
Word Bank - idea; remedy; answer; need; solution; brainchild; concoction; design; development; device; discovery; science; gadget; genius; imagination; ingenuity; innovation; inspiration; original; patent; progress; founder; pioneer; trailblazer; experiment; expert; whiz;
May we prompt you?
1. What kind of personal characteristics do great inventors have?
2. It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. What do you think this means.
3. There have been many great inventors. Who is your personal favorite.
4. Some devices are designed for both good and bad purposes. Give an example of such a product.
5. What kind of culture/society is likely to enjoy more scientific progress and discovery.
6. Talk about a time when you came up with an idea, or device, that helped make your life easier.
7. Share a creative solution to a challenging problem that resulted in a new of doing things.