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Australian Inventions — The Black Box Comprehension Worksheets

  • Updated

    Updated:  21 Sep 2023

Discover amazing Australian inventions like the Black Box In-Flight data recorder with a printable reading comprehension activity.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  7 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  4 - 5

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teaching resource

Australian Inventions — The Black Box Comprehension Worksheets

  • Updated

    Updated:  21 Sep 2023

Discover amazing Australian inventions like the Black Box In-Flight data recorder with a printable reading comprehension activity.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  7 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  4 - 5

Discover amazing Australian inventions like the Black Box In-Flight data recorder with a printable reading comprehension activity.

Read to Learn More About Amazing Australian Inventions

Are you preparing for your National Science Week lessons? Or maybe you’re midway through your unit on Inventors and need something to help you blend more reading into your science and history block. We’ve got everything you need to help you teach your students about one of the most valuable inventions in history!

Help your students learn this critical information about who invented the ‘Black Box’ data recorder and how it changed aviation history. This reading passage introduces students to the works of Dr. David Warren. This resource download includes

  • The Black Box Flight Recorder Reading Passage
  • Vocabulary Building Worksheet
  • 10 Question reading comprehension activity including constructed response, multiple choice, true/false and short answer questions (plus answer key)

Who Invented the Black Box? 

The ‘Black Box’ invention is credited to Australian scientist Dr David Warren. In the 1950s, Dr Warren, who was working at the Aeronautical Research Laboratories in Melbourne, Australia, developed the idea of a cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and flight data recorder (FDR) combined into a single unit.

This device, commonly called the ‘Black Box,’ was designed to record and preserve crucial data and audio information during aircraft flights. From the day of its invention, it has proven itself as one of the most critical advancements in aviation history.

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  • Leeanne Kerr
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    It would be great to have the answers supplied

    • Randi Smith
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      Hi Leeanne, Thanks for your note! We have updated the comprehension component to include an answer key. Have a great week!

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