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Inventions that Changed the Nation

Inventions that Changed the Nation

Inventions that Changed the Nation

Investigate the scientific method

Meet three inventors who changed how we live today. Students accompany the inventors on their creative quests and evaluate the methods scientists use to ensure their invention will not only stand the test of time, but deliver the greatest impact.

Teacher Guides

Northern Lights Connections

Chapter 17: Cold War, Warm Kitchens

Literature Connections

 “I’ve Got an Idea: The Story of Frederick McKinley Jones”: A biography of the black engineer and inventor credited with many inventions, including refrigeration units for trucks and railroad cars, portable X-ray units, and the ticket dispenser.

Standards

History Live

Meets Science & History Standards
Grades 3-6
Length of time: 
50 minutes
Cost: 
$75/program for schools in Minnesota
$120/program for schools outside of Minnesota