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Ms. Menagh

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Then and Now: Inventions

Become An Inventor.... We've been learning about how people have created new things to make life easier and more fun over time. Now it's your turn to create something new for everyone to enjoy! 1. Tap the to watch the Kid President video, "How To Be An Inventor." 2. Think about something new and useful that people will want or need. 3. Tap to draw your ideas and load it to your journal. 4. Write an advertisement telling customers what it does, how much it costs, and why they should buy it or use it. 5. Using your own "junk box" or recycling (plastic bottles, toilet paper rolls, string, cardboard scraps, aluminum foil, toothpicks, really anything) build a model of your invention. It's okay if it doesn't work, yet. Use your imagination. 6. Practice saying your ad at home with your best salesperson expression. 7. Record your ad on Flipgrid on our Class Grid: (INSERT YOUR FLIPCODE HERE)

1st Grade, 3rd Grade, 2nd Grade, English Language Arts, Drama, STEAM
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Please make your own class flipgrid for this activity and change the code. :) This ties into our ELA/Social Studies unit on Then and Now. Students will have to design and engineer an invention, write a script, practice persuasion, and use reasoning skills to consider value/price, and then present their performance via advertisement. Posting on Flipgrid will allow students to ask and answer questions.