Then and Now, (Inventions and Innovations)
Students explore how the inventions and innovations have impacted the local community, our local environment, our state and our country both positively and negatively. Explorations of simple machines, biographies of inventors, and a student-led invention fair are all used to help students acquire an understanding of the consequences of innovation. Students partner with Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Center to learn about disabilities and how technological innovations have improved the daily functioning and quality of life for people. Students learn how innovations have impacted our environment and community, both positively and negatively, so that we can make informed decisions about the use of innovations in our future.