Science Technology and Society
Studies: Thomas Edison & Benjamin Franklin Grade Level: 5th
and skills. (23) Science, technology, and society. The student understands
the impact of science and technology on society in the United States.
The student is expected to: (A) identify the accomplishments of notable
individuals in the fields of science and technology, including Benjamin
Franklin, Eli Whitney, John Deere, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham
Bell, George Washington Carver, the Wright Brothers, and Neil Armstrong;
TOTAL Unit Points
: 100 points
C Layer: Maximum
65 points in this section.
Read the Biography
of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison and write down key facts –
10pts for each (you may only do one a day)
Hero Classics: Benjamin Franklin (5pts)
Hero Classics: Thomas Edison (5pts)
Franklin and Thomas Edison Crossword puzzle (10pts)
Watch the video
on Ben Franklin and Thomas Edison on Brainpop.com 5pts for each (you
may only do one a day)
Take the Ben
Franklin and Thomas Edison Quiz on Brainpop.com 10pts for each (you
may only do one a day)
Listen to the
Lecture Presentation and Take Notes (10pts)
Play the Vocabulary
Flash Card Matching game with a buddy (10pts)
Use the class
Quizlet account to listen to the vocabulary words and defintions (10pts.)
Play the ‘Guess
What Ben Franklin Did’ matching game with a buddy (5pts)
Play the ‘Time
Zone X: Thomas Edison’ game on Brainpop.com to learn more about his
life and inventions (5pts)
With the given
materials, create an ‘Inventors Pop Up Book’ that includes both Thomas
Edison and Ben Franklin (10pts)
research the life of Ben Franklin and Thomas Edison and create a timeline
of their life and inventions. Please Include pictures and descriptions.
15pts for each (you may only do one a day)
of Thomas Edison and Ben Franklin’s inventions and create a poster
to share what you have found. Please include the date, title, pictures,
description, and your opinion on the contribution of the invention
to society. 15pts for each (you may only do one a day)
B Layer: Choose
only one. Maximum 15 points in this section. .
Create a newspaper
article advertising one of Ben Franklin or Thomas Edison’s inventions.
Sell the invention as if it were your own.
Create a simple
electric circuit using any materials of your choice from our invention
are a journalist living during the time of Ben Franklin and Thomas
Edison. Write an article that reflects an interview you may have had
with them. Then create a blog on your opinion about what Ben Franklin
and Thomas Edison may have thought about some of today’s inventions
(necessary and unnecessary inventions) and if they contributed to
them and how. Use Wordpress.com to create you blog. Teacher review
is necessary before publishing.
A Layer: Choose
only one. Maximum 20 points in this section.
Debate ALL of
following questions: Which invention has had the biggest impact on
our modern live? What inventions might be created in the next ten
years? How will the modern-day invention contribute to the future
Create an invention
that the world is desperately in need of. Write a one-page paper supporting
the need for your invention AND a create a replica of your invention.
was famous for his motion picture invention. Create your own motion
picture about your life. Must be at least 10 minutes.
= D 71-79 = C 80-89 = B 90+ = A
contact phone # (sig. & phone worth 5 points in the “C” level).