Seeing as it is National Women of History month coming up, I thought what better time to talk about some of the most fantastic women inventors who have improved our world!
There are some fantastic books you can use with your teens out there on women inventors, check them out below by clicking on the images:
This resource highlights some of our amazing women inventors, to show our young students that anyone can achieve great things, regardless of gender.
There are 2 parts to the resource: a PowerPoint presentation with information to teach them about the inventors and what inspired them to invent their products. The second part comes with worksheets that students can use to summarize their learning and reflect on the achievements of these women. Alternatively, students could also do their own research to complete these sheets for homework!
Mary Anderson (1866-1953) Inventor of Windshield Wipers
Marion Donovan (1917-1998) Inventor of Disposable Diapers
Bette Nesmith Graham (1924–1980) Inventor of Liquid Paper
Ruth Handler (1916-2002) Inventor of the Barbie doll
Ruth Wakefield (1903-1977) Inventor of the Chocolate Chip Cookie
Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919) Inventor of Black Hair Care
Here is a link to a short video on 10 awesome things that women invented! This would make a great lesson starter: