Famous Inventors and Inventions


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This version comes with both Digital and Printable Versions of our Close Read/Mini Book and Printable Inventors Bundle.

To get the digital version, make sure you are signed into your Google Drive. Then click on any of the inventors to make a copy to your Google Drive.

Why This Resource?

  • Students will learn about important inventors and inventions that shaped our world today.
  • Great for cross-curricular planning.
  • Covers STEAM Standards
  • Great for Student Research
  • Hands-On Activities
  • Virtual and Hybrid-Learning Friendly


This resource includes 28 biographies on the inventors listed below.

Printable Version

  • Close Read in Color & B&W
  • Comprehension Check
  • Oval Map
  • 5W Graphic Organizer
  • Fact Map
  • Writing Activity for Reflection
  • Inventor Tree Map
  • Venn Diagram

Digital Version

  • Close Read Slides
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Tree Map
  • Oval Map
  • Facts Graphic Organizer
  • All About (Inventor)
  • 5W + How
  • Compare & Contrast

Inventors Included:

  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Benjamin Banneker
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Eli Whitney
  • Elizabeth Magie
  • Fatima Al Fihri
  • George Washington Carver
  • Grace Hopper
  • Henry Ford
  • Jan Ernst Matzelinger
  • Josephine Cochrane
  • Lewis Howard Latimer
  • Lisa Gelobter
  • Madame Curie
  • Margaret Knight
  • Marie Van Brittan Brown
  • Marjorie Joyner
  • Milton Hershey
  • Nadia Khan
  • Nancy Johnson
  • Ruth Handler
  • Ruth Wakefield
  • Samuel Morse
  • Sarah Breedlove Walker
  • Shirley Jackson
  • Stephanie Kwolek
  • The Wright Brothers
  • Thomas Edison


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