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ExploringTechnology10

Name____________________

TechnologyScavengerhunt
Readeachquestionbelow.EachquestionincludesalinktoaWebsitewhereyoucanfinditsanswer.(You
mightneedtosurfthesiteabittofindtheanswer.)Writetheanswerontheline.

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http://www.ibiblio.org/pioneers/bush.htmlDiscoveryOnline:DeadInventors
What"invention"didVannevarBushwriteaboutina1945essay?
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2.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/telephone/sfeature/DiscoveryOnline
WhoinventedtheFrisbee?____________________________________________
HowdidtheFrisbeegetitsname?________________________________________
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3.

http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/info/inventions.htm BenjaminFranklin:Glimpses
oftheMan
DidBenFranklin"invent"electricity?_____________________
Whatwerehiscontributionstothestudyofelectricity?
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4.

http://cr4.globalspec.com/blogentry/4685/Beulah-Louise-Henry-Lady-Edison1887-1973 WomenInventors
Whichinventorwasoftencalledthe"LadyEdison"?__________________________
Forwhichinventiondidshereceiveherfirstpatent?__________________________

5.

http://www.invent.org/book/bookindex.htmlNationalInventorsHallofFame
Whoinventedthemicrophone?_________________________________________
Whatishisinvention'sconnectiontotheBellTelephoneCompany?
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6.

http://www.mos.org/sln/LeonardoLeonardo'sHomepage
HowwasthewayinwhichLeonardodaVincilookedatmachinesdifferentfromthewaymost
artists
andcraftsmenofhistimelookedatthem?_____________________________________
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http://web.mit.edu/inventTheInventionDimension
Whatarethreeoftheninequestionsyoumightaskyourselftodeterminewhetheryourinvention
isworthpatenting?______________________________________________________
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8.

http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blskyscapers.htmHistoryofSkyscrapers
Whicharchitecturalandengineeringinnovationsmostinfluencedthedevelopmentofthe
skyscraper?
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9.

http://www.tvhistory.tv/TheHistoryofInvention
Whowastheinventorofthefirsttelevision?_________________________________
Howwasthattelevisiondifferentfromtheoneinyourhome?______________________
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10. http://www.nps.gov/edis/home.htmEdisonNationalHistoricSite
ThomasEdisonisoftencalledthe"WizardofMenloPark."Ofwhatimportancewas
MenloParktoEdison'slife?_____________________________________________
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