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Standard Indicator 3 1 7

  1. 1. Multi-use Objects<br />By Vanessa Vertin<br />Spring ‘10<br />
  2. 2. 3rd Grade ScienceNature of Science and Technology<br />Indicator 3.1.7- Recognize that and explain how an invention can be used in different ways, such as a radio being used to get information and for entertainment. <br />Resource:<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  3. 3. Terms to Know<br /><ul><li>Invention- a new device, method, or process developed from study and experimentation
  4. 4. Function- the action for which a person or thing is particularly fitted or employed</li></ul> a. Assigned duty or activity<br /> b. A specific occupation or role<br /><ul><li>Purpose- the object toward which one strives or for which something exists; an aim or a goal
  5. 5. Categories- a specifically defined division in a system of classification; a class
  6. 6. Complex- composed of two or more units</li></ul><br />
  7. 7. Background<br />An invention may come from a pre-existing model or idea, or it could be independently thought of in which case it may be a huge breakthrough. <br />Play can lead to invention. Childhood curiosity like playing in a sand box, experimentation and imagination can develop one’s play instinct- an inner need. <br />
  8. 8. Stanley Mason<br />You may not have heard of Stanley Mason, but you have probably used many of his inventions. In the last 50 years, he has invented over 100 items. He created his first invention when he was seven. It was a fishing lure made out of a clothespin. Later he invented the world’s first disposable diaper for his baby son. He also invented granola bars and squeezable ketchup bottles. Stanley invents ordinary, everyday products. He observes people in need and then he invents a way to satisfy that need. Sometimes he invents something new, and sometimes he uses an old invention in a different way. <br />
  9. 9. What is the purpose for which the paper clip was invented?<br />____________________________________________. <br />List other ways a paper clip can be used. <br /><ul><li>_________________________________
  10. 10. _________________________________
  11. 11. _________________________________
  12. 12. _________________________________
  13. 13. _________________________________</li></li></ul><li>After reading the story of Stanley Mason on the BLM Inventing Inventions, complete a list of different uses for several different inventions. <br />Invention<br />Multiple Uses<br />
  14. 14. Become inventive like Stanley Mason and think of things that are needed and how to fulfill the need. A) Think of a problem that needs a solution. B) Will an invention solve the problem?C) Could using an old invention in a new and different way satisfy the need?<br />______________________________________________<br />______________________________________________<br />______________________________________________<br />______________________________________________<br />______________________________________________<br />
  15. 15. Describe one way cars have made a difference in our lives. <br /><ul><li> _____________________________________</li></ul>One use for a television is to get information. List two other ways a television is used. <br /><ul><li>______________________________________
  16. 16. ______________________________________</li></ul>Describe two ways computers have made a difference in our lives. <br /><ul><li>______________________________________
  17. 17. ______________________________________</li></ul>One use for the radio is to get information. List one other way a radio is used. <br /><ul><li>______________________________________</li></li></ul><li>Activity 1<br />By analyzing an unopened can, try to open the can by only using your hands or list ways to open the can by only using your body. <br /><ul><li>__________________________________
  18. 18. __________________________________
  19. 19. __________________________________
  20. 20. __________________________________</li></li></ul><li>Activity 2<br />Analyze several of the walnuts. Try to crack them open with your hands or list other ways to crack them open by only using your body. (Do NOT put the walnuts in your mouth.)<br /><ul><li>__________________________________
  21. 21. __________________________________
  22. 22. __________________________________
  23. 23. __________________________________</li></li></ul><li>Assessment<br /><ul><li>A. for one purpose only.
  24. 24. B. for nothing.
  25. 25. C. for multiple uses.
  26. 26. A. paper clip
  27. 27. B. a DVD
  28. 28. C. picture frame
  29. 29. A. one big object.
  30. 30. B. many everyday objects.
  31. 31. C. objects that have no purpose. </li>