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|Inventors and Inventions: Scavenger Hunt 1|
DIRECTIONS: Read each question below. Each question includes a link to a Web site where you can find its answer. (You might need to surf the site a bit to find the answer.) Write the answer on the line.
What does the site above say an "invention" is? Write your answer as a complete sentence that begins
"An invention is ______________________________________________________
How many patents were granted to inventor Thomas Edison? ____________________
What was his favorite invention? __________________________________________
(Hint: If you have trouble finding the answer, you might look on the Frequently Asked Questions page. Remember -- Frequently Asked Questions is often abbreviated as FAQs.)
How long did the first powered flight last? ______________________________________
When and where did it take place? ___________________________________________
Who invented the plow? ____________________________________________
What are the three tallest buildings in the United States?
What was the name of a one-time actor who invented the sewing machine?
What industry did his machine help start? __________________________________
Which one of Ben Franklin's inventions helped protect people, buildings, and ships from
Which of his inventions helped people measure distance? _______________________
Why did Levi Strauss "invent" blue jeans? ____________________________________
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