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Unit Title: Science Technology and Society

Subject: Social Studies: Thomas Edison & Benjamin Franklin Grade Level: 5th

TEKS Objective(s):

(b) Knowledge 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)

Watch Animated Hero Classics: Benjamin Franklin (5pts)

Watch Animated Hero Classics: Thomas Edison (5pts)

Complete Ben 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)

Using Pbs.org, 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)

Research two 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 materials box

Imagine you 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 inventions?

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.

Thomas Edison was famous for his motion picture invention. Create your own motion picture about your life. Must be at least 10 minutes.

Grades: 60-70 = D 71-79 = C 80-89 = B 90+ = A

Parent signature/date contact phone # (sig. & phone worth 5 points in the “C” level).

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