Sixth Grade Research and Report Information for Inventions and Inventors
Goal: Effectively utilize print and electronic resources to research inventions and their inventors; then write an informational report.
Use the following resources to obtain information about the invention and inventors you are researching for the Invention Convention.
Google Use this search engine to locate information about the invention you are researching and use the "images" function to search for pictures.
Sweet Search This is a good search engine to find information about your invention because it is designed for students with credible websites that have been approved by research experts.
Photos for Class Safe images that are available to be used in the classroom and for educational purposes. Downloaded images automatically cite the author and the image license terms.
Click on the "Databases, Research, and MLA" link on the Graham Park Middle School Library website. See the sticker in the front of your planner for username and password information.
MLA FORMAT HELP
Links to explanations of MLA 8 formatting and citations can also be found on the
"Databases, Research, and MLA" page.
Click on the documents below to download and save.
GPMS MLA Style Guide
This handbook contains information about the basics of the MLA Style, 8th Edition, and how to correctly cite sources.
The MLA 8 Citation Data form can be turned in as your required notecards. Print a form for each resource you are using.
HELPFUL WEBSITES: INVENTORS & INVENTIONS
About.com: Famous Inventors A to Z
Research the history of famous inventors both past and present.
American Inventors and Inventions
The Smithsonian Institution presents this tribute to American inventions and inventors who have transformed the world.
Cybersleuth Kids: All About Inventors
A comprehensive educational directory and homework helper that provides a variety of resources about inventors.
Enchanted Learning: Inventors and Inventions
Includes an A - Z list that describes famous inventors and inventions. This website is also searchable by a timeline and by categories of inventions.
Factmonster.com: Timeline of Everyday Inventions
Features a timeline of everyday inventions by category.
Famous Inventions: A History of Famous Inventions
Research the history of famous inventions from the past and present.
The Great Idea Finder: Inventor Biography
From the days of the printing press to the explosion of the Internet, the best moments in the history of innovation are chronicled in these inventor biographies.
How Stuff Works
This site explains how the stuff of everyday life functions. You can browse through the many categories of "stuff" at this award-winning site or search its database by keyword.
A timeline created to provide a snapshot of famous people and historical events.
The Science Spot: Invention Links for Kids
This website has many inventions and technology links.
Timelines of Invention and Technology
Invention and technology timelines explain the history of famous 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th Century events.