Famous African Americans: Inventors and Scientists
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, a timeline and a 2 hour documentary on Percy Julian. There are links to eThemes Resources on George Washington Carver, Famous Americans: African Connections, and Inventions.
Scholastic: The Top Ten African American Inventors
Here are ten examples of African American inventors. Learn what they invented and the obstacles they faced. Pictures are included.
Fact Monster: Black Scientists and Inventors
Read about scientists and inventors who have made significant contributions to American life. NOTE: The site includes banner-ads.
Mae Jemison: The First Black Woman Astronaut
Learn about the life and career achievements of the first female African American astronaut.
Inventors Hall of Fame
Use the `Search" cube to find information about and contributions of different inventors.
Quia: Notable African Americans from 18th-Century to the Present
See how much you know about notable African Americans from the 18th-century to the present.
EnchantedLearning: Bios of African-American Inventors
Here are biographies of some African American inventors.
Famous Black Inventors of the 20th Century
Here are famous black inventors of the 20th century. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Lesson Plan: African American Inventors and Inventions
This lesson plan can be used with various grade levels to learn about the inventions by African Americans. Includes worksheets. NOTE: This site includes banner-ads.
Lesson Plan: Technology and the African American Inventor
This lesson plan that provides ideas on how to create an understanding of the importance of technological advances that have resulted from the work of African Americans. NOTE: This site includes banner-ads and links to discussion forums.
PBS: Forgotten Genius
Video: This site has a full two hour movie run on PBS about African-American chemist named Percy Julian. Learn about Julian's contributions to the scientific community and find out why his name isn't more widely known despite his important works.
eThemes Resource: Famous Americans: African Connections
These sites give biographical information on African Americans. See paintings and photographs and take an online quiz. eThemes Resources on Martin Luther King, Jackie Robinson, George Washington Carver, Dred Scott, and Ruby Bridges are linked.
eThemes Resource: Inventions
This resource provides information on various inventions and inventors. Learn about scientific and just for fun inventions. Play games and answer trivia questions about inventions and patents.
eThemes Resource: Famous People: George Washington Carver
These sites are about George Washington Carver, his life, his scientific achievements, and his impact on American agriculture. Learn about his national monument located in Missouri and how you can order a traveling trunk for your classroom. Also includes biographies, activity ideas, quizzes, lesson plans, and information about peanuts and sweet potatoes. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on writing biographies.
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