Inventors & Inventions Scavenger Hunt - Bell, Whitney, Edison, Ford, Franklin

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Inventors & Inventions Scavenger Hunt – Bell, Whitney, Edison, Ford, Franklin perfect for grades 4-8!

Number of Pages: 31 pages


The Inventors and Inventions Scavenger Hunt can be used as an introduction or review activity. You can use the Inventors and Inventions resource as task cards, a scavenger hunt or both. The Scavenger Hunt is designed so that students must visit each of the ten fact cards at least two times! That means they have to read the small passage or skim for details twice! Students will use non-fiction social studies content to practice reading skills, improve fluency and reading comprehension. Also included are 10 ideas for how to use task cards! The possibilities are endless for this cross-curriculum activity! This engaging Inventors and Inventions activity covers the following inventors: Alexander Graham Bell, George Washington Carver, Thomas Edison, Louis Pasteur, Henry Ford, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Fulton, Johannes Gutenberg, Eli Whitney and the Wright Brothers.

This Inventors and Inventions activity can be used as task cards for sub plans, partner activities, SCOOT activities, scavenger hunts, anticipatory sets, unit review, stations, or independent work. How you chose to set it up in your classroom is up to you J There are so many possibilities that allow students to be out of their seats, moving around the room and learning!


•10 Inventors and Inventions Fact Cards to hang around the room. Each Fact Card contains a small reading passage, title and a picture.

•8 ELA Task Cards – Students use reading and comprehension skills (Common Core)

•4 Math Task Cards – Students complete basic addition and subtraction

•4 Timeline Task Cards – Questions to reiterate how to read a timeline

•2 Writing Task Cards – Open-ended, creative thinking prompts

•2 Drawing Task Cards – Quick draw to show comprehension

(20 task cards total)

• 2 Recording Sheets to choose from

•One with the questions directly on it, the other is blank to use with the task cards.

•The recording sheet is broken down into categories – ELA, Math, Timeline, Drawing and Writing.

•Teacher Answer Key

•4 Blank Task Cards for the teacher to use for additional questions. ( I use them for early finisher tasks)

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