Socials 9 - Industrial Revolution Dragon’s Den Project Inventors/Inventions/Impacts
Name: _________________
Date: __________________
Block: _________________
Project:
You and a partner will choose an inventor from the list below and research as much as you can about that
person and the invention they are credited with. You will present your findings to the class as if you are
this inventor and an assistant, trying to sell your invention to a team of investors, called the Dragon’s Den.
Each team of Dragon’s Den investors will listen to FIVE different presentations and decide how they will
invest the ½ million dollars they have to invest. The Dragon’s Den will have to explain their choices to the
class and the presenters.
Research—This is what you will include in your visual Aid and Presentation:
In the library/lab, you will use specific resources to locate the information you need to make your
presentation. Please begin your research with the link:
worldbookonline.com
In addition to this site, Ms. Chiang will provide you with more websites to use.
The notes for this activity need to be done on e-note taking sheets. (Mr. Waugh will explain this). Once you
have used this source, you may look at other sources. All sources for this activity must be documented in a
bibliography. Ms. Chiang will explain how this is to be done.
Biography of your inventor:
1)
2)
3)
4)
When/where were you born?
What type of education (if any) did you have?
What do you do as a profession?
Any other RELEVANT information
(**Please include only information that will be needed by the investors to have a sense of you and of the probable success
of you/your invention!**)
Details of your invention:
1)
2)
3)
4)
What is your invention?
How does it work?
How will it benefit people? Society? Business? Education?
Any other RELEVANT information you may find.
Presentation and Visual Aid—Maximum 3-5 minutes:
After finding all of the information you need, you will present your findings to the Dragon’s Den for
evaluation. You can do this in a variety of formats—a newspaper ad (11”X17” maximum size), a brochure;
a model of your invention; a power point presentation; a video advertisement; a website/blog…other format
if you clear it with your teacher first. The important part here is to have some form of visual aid in your
presentation and to be CREATIVE! You want to secure some if not all of the money the Dragon’s Den has
to offer. Remember this is must be between 3 and 5 minutes!
Dragon’s Den Members Group Evaluation of Presentations:
Everyone in the class will be on one of the Dragon’s Den panels at some point. You need to listen carefully
to the presentations made to you and defend how you will spend your money at the end of these
presentations. You will need to explain what you think are the strong points of the presentations made to
you; what are your concerns/worries with the presentations; how much (if anything) will you choose to give
the inventor and why do you choose this?
Evaluation Criteria
Formal Works Cited (Typed and Proper Format)
/10
Research on Notes Sheets
Inventor’s Biography
Details of the Invention
/20
Visual (Model / brochure / video ad / Powerpoint / blog…)
/10
Oral Presentation for the Dragon’s Den
/30
Dragon’s Den Evaluation Sheet
/10
Total
/80
You will have 2 classes to research and one class to finalizing your presentation.
This presentation is due on: _______________________________________________
Inventor
Invention
Year
Arkwright, Richard
Water Frame
1769
Bell, Alexander Graham
Telephone
1876
Bessemer, Henry
Iron/Steel Industry
1850
Cartwright, Edmund
Power Loom
1785
Cort, Henry
Iron Industry
1780
Crompton, Samuel
Spinning Mule
1779
Daimler, Gottlieb
Internal Combustion Engine
1886
Daguerre, Louis
Daguerre Photograph
1837
Darby, Abraham
More efficient steam engine
1700s
Diesel, Rudolf
Internal Combustion Engine
1880s
Duke of Bridgewater
Canal Systems
1759
Edison, Thomas
Incandescent Light Bulb
1800s
Edison, Thomas
Phonograph
1880s
Faraday, Thomas
Electric Generators
1800s
Ford, Henry
Assembly Line
1914
Fulton, Robert
Steam powered Ships
1800
Hargreaves, James
Spinning Jenny
1764
Jacquard, Joseph Marie
Complex patterned weaving
1800
Kay, John
Flying Shuttle
1733
Marconi, Guglielimo
Wireless Radio
1890
McAdam , John
All Weather Road Surface
1700
Morse, Samuel F.B.
Telegraph—electrical impulses
1837
Newcomen, Thomas
Safer Steam Powered Pump
1720s
Perkin, William
Dye Made from Coal
1850
Stephenson, George
Steam Power Locomotive Rocket 1829
Townshend, Charles
Rotating Crops
1730s
Tull, Jethro
Seed Drill
1730s
Volta, Alessandro
First Electric Batteries
1800s
Watt, James
More Powerful Steam Engine
1760
Whitney, Eli
Cotton Gin
1793
Wright, Orville & Wilbur Airplane
1903
Name of Student
Dragon’s Den Evaluation Sheet
Student Name
What is good
about this
invention?
(2 or more
points)
What needs to
be improved
about this
invention?
(2 or more
points)
How much
Explain why
$$$$$
will you invest
will you invest
this much?
in this
invention?
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SS9 Industrial Revolution Dragon`s Den Project