Students can learn about many famous inventors such as Henry Ford, Jerome Lemelson, Nikola Tesla, and more. Photographs and audio files are found on many of the sites. There are also movies and a trivia quiz. Included are eThemes resources on Louis Braille, the Wright Brothers, and famous African American inventors.
Read about many aspects of Edwin Land. Click on "Polaroid," "Why Boston," "Instant Photography," and much more. This text may be too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
Find out about the famous inventor of the Braille alphabet, which blind people use to read. Includes biographies, plus information about Braille and Braille technology. There are links to eThemes on disability awareness and guide dogs.
These sites are about the Wright Brothers and their early airplanes. Includes biographies on Wilbur and Orville that tell about their family and careers. Discover what inspired them to build planes. Contains historical photographs, movies, diaries, interviews, and simulations. There are links to eThemes Resources on Transportation: Aircraft, Aviation: Military Aircraft, and Aviation: Activities for Junior and High School Students.
These sites are about African American inventors and scientists, their lives and achievements, and impacts on American technology advancement and industries. Also includes biographies, activity ideas, games, lesson plans, audio clips, and timeline. There are links to eThemes Resources on George Washington Carver, Famous Americans: African Connections, and Inventions.