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|Inventors and Inventions: Scavenger Hunt 2|
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 "invention" did Vannevar Bush write about in a 1945 essay?
Who invented the Frisbee? ____________________________________________
How did the Frisbee get its name?________________________________________
Did Ben Franklin "invent" electricity? _____________________
What were his contributions to the study of electricity?
Which inventor was often called the "Lady Edison"? __________________________
For which invention did she receive her first patent? __________________________
Who invented the microphone? _________________________________________
What is his invention's connection to the Bell Telephone Company?
How was the way in which Leonardo da Vinci looked at machines different from the way most artists
and craftsmen of his time looked at them?_____________________________________
What are three of the nine questions you might ask yourself to determine whether your invention
is worth patenting? ______________________________________________________
Which architectural and engineering innovations most influenced the development of the skyscraper?
Who was the inventor of the first television? _________________________________
How was that television different from the one in your home?______________________
Thomas Edison is often called the "Wizard of Menlo Park." Of what importance was
Menlo Park to Edison's life? _____________________________________________