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What in the World Is That? - Ingenious Inventions Throughout History
John P. Holland, head-and-shoulders portrait, climbing up hatch of his invention, the USS Holland  submarine.
on the left: Thomas Jefferson's drawing of a macaroni machine and instructions for making pasta (ca. 1787)
 - on the right :  Alexander Graham Bell's design sketch of the telephone, ca. 1876 Thomas Jefferson's drawing of a macaroni machine and instructions for making pasta (ca. 1787) Alexander Graham Bell's design sketch of the telephone, ca. 1876.

Throughout history, creative men and women have developed
ingenious inventions that have solved problems and changed people's lives.
Use your observation skills in this matching activity to learn
more about some of these wonderful innovations.
Who knows?  Maybe YOU will be a future
inventor too!

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"Nobody wishes more than I do that ingenuity should receive liberal encouragement." Thomas Jefferson