Teach about the most influential female inventors in history with this 15-slide instructional slide deck.
Discover the Influential Women In History – Inventors!
We often take for granted the luxuries we have in our everyday lives: clean clothes to wear, clean dishes to eat from, and alarm systems in our houses and schools. We have these things thanks to some incredible inventors of the past. Some of the things we use regularly, some even daily, were brought to us by female inventors.
Who Were the Most Influential Female Inventors in History?
The amazing female inventors and female inventions referenced in this resource are
- Margaret Knight – the female inventor who created the flat-bottomed paper bag.
- Marie Van Brittan Brown – the female inventor who created the first video-based home security system
- Letitia Mumford Geer – the influential woman who created the first syringe that could be operated using only one hand.
- Mary Anderson – woman inventor of the windshield wipers on automobiles
- Maria Beasley – the woman who created a much safer and easier-to-operate life raft.
This presentation includes an activity on the last slide where your students will get to be a journalist! They will write a newspaper article that comes out the day after a groundbreaking invention was released.
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