By Alan Haskvitz

Exploring inventions and simple machines provides opportunities for integrated lesson plans that motivate and stimulate creativity in students.  I remind my class everything that does not occur naturally has been created by someone who saw a need and invented something to fill it. You can incorporate economics, science, language arts, math and technology into lessons.

I’ve compiled a few sites to provide students with background about inventions and inventors.  The simple machine sites are numerous, and most cover the fundamentals well.

I have them listed here

Interactive sites
Inventors and inventions
Simple machines