Laney Lee

Emergency Sub Plans: Inventions Webquest



Using the inventions webquest, students will research different types of inventors (one invented by a woman, one before 5BC, one from China, etc.).


The students will choose their favorite invention and create a presentation about it.


Who is this resource for?

This resource can be used by classroom teachers, tutors, and parents of students in grades 6-9. It comprehensively covers the mentioned topics, and includes several comprehension and extension questions that will lock in learning.


How Can I Use this Resource?

  • Emergency Sub Plans
  • An independent work station in a set of stations
  • Differentiation – Assign this reading as reteaching for students who have yet to show mastery.
  • Homework
  • Creation of Independent Work Packet for students who are not able to be present for direct instruction.
  • Extension activity for early finishers or for students who show a special interest in the topic
  • Use as a square on a Choice Board
  • Interactive Notebooks: Print 2 pages in one and cut apart. Glue mini pages into notebooks with room for annotations on the side
  • Interactive Notebooks: Print entire PDF as a mini booklet and add to notebooks using these simple instructions.


What’s Included?

Purchase includes a printable PDF file in color with answer key. On page 2 of this resource you will find a link to a student friendly Google Docs version of this file. You will be able to copy this file and use it with Google Classroom or any other paperless initiative.


Please take a look at the preview file to see more of this resource.


More questions?

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NGSS Standards covered by this Inventions Webquest: 

Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.


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