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by Stephanie Ruby and Christi Gifford © 2010 Egghead Academics™ All rights reserved Author/Activity Creator: Stephanie Ruby Cover Art/Layout and Design: Christi Gifford, www.ArtDesignsbyChristi.com Editor: Melonie Kennedy The material found in this lapbook belongs, exclusively, to Egghead Academics™. Permission is granted to the original purchaser to reproduce this activity book for noncommercial use only. Permission is granted for the material to be copied for use within a classroom, but may not be shared within a school or district. There are many Internet resources added into this study. These outside sources may include beliefs, opinions, statements, advertisements, etc. that are not controlled by the creators of this study. Please use your discretion when viewing additional resources. Information on the Internet can change very quickly; we have done our best to ensure that the links are working, “family-friendly” links, but we can make no guarantees. Egghead Academics™ accepts no responsibility in the material found on these third-party websites. Some links lead to videos. You can hide “related” videos and comments – in fact, we highly recommend that you do in order to protect young eyes! Also, you can use http://videoplaylist.org/ to play any videos that you come across. This is a great way to protect your children from seeing things that they shouldn’t.

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Table of Contents

What is a Lapbook?............................................................................. 6 LEGO®................................................................................................... 8 Plastic................................................................................................. 10 Hot Wheels™....................................................................................... 11 Early Cars............................................................................................ 12 EASY-BAKE Oven............................................................................... 13 Light Bulbs......................................................................................... 14 Crayons............................................................................................... 16 Early Writing Utensils........................................................................ 17 InventFuns Elementary Lapbooking Activities............................... 19 Vocabulary Words...............................................................................................................20 Elements of Plastic.............................................................................................................23 LEGO®......................................................................................................................................25 Timeline..................................................................................................................................28 Hot Wheels™.........................................................................................................................30 Ford Cars................................................................................................................................32 Easy-Bake Facts....................................................................................................................33 3

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Re-Invent the Light Bulb..................................................................................................34 Adding Color to the World..............................................................................................38 Early Writing Utensils........................................................................................................39

InventFuns Advanced Lapbooking Activities................................. 41 Vocabulary Words...............................................................................................................42 LEGO®......................................................................................................................................47 Elements of Plastic.............................................................................................................50 The Process of Die Casting..............................................................................................52 The Assembly Line.............................................................................................................54 Chemistry in Baking...........................................................................................................57 Favorite Cake Recipes.......................................................................................................58 Thomas Edison....................................................................................................................62 Paraffin Wax..........................................................................................................................63 Early Writing.........................................................................................................................65

InventFuns Activity Pages................................................................. 66 Advanced Word Search....................................................................................................67 Elementary Word Search..................................................................................................68 Advanced Crossword Puzzle..........................................................................................69 Elementary Crossword Puzzle........................................................................................70 Advanced Fill in the Blanks.............................................................................................71 Elementary Fill in the Blanks...........................................................................................72 Then and Now......................................................................................................................73 My Favorite Inventor..........................................................................................................74 My Invention........................................................................................................................75 The Ford “Five Dollar Day”...............................................................................................76 4

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More to See...........................................................................................................................78 More Inventors to See.......................................................................................................78 Brain Maze.............................................................................................................................79 Drawing With a Grid..........................................................................................................80 My Grid Drawing.................................................................................................................83 What Is the Difference?.....................................................................................................84 Create Your Own Puzzle...................................................................................................85

InventFuns Miscellaneous Forms..................................................... 86 My Inventions Timeline....................................................................................................87 My Plastic List.......................................................................................................................88 Light Bulb Diagram............................................................................................................89 My Hot Wheels™ Design...................................................................................................90

InventFuns Answer Keys................................................................... 91

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What is a Lapbook? Are you new to the world of lapbooking? Heard of it, but been a bit nervous to jump right into it? Don’t be scared – lapbooking is a breeze! Start by gathering your materials: a file folder (or several, depending on the size of the study), scissors, glue, pencils, crayons or colored pencils, brass brads, and a stapler will usually be all the extra materials you need. Don’t forget to have all of your Egghead Academics™™ printable lapbooking pages printed off and ready to go! The concept is very simple. You have a file folder that is refolded to resemble a window shutter. You then create mini books (little activity books) that are filled with a variety of information on the topic of your choice. These mini books are then glued and attached to your shutter book. You can jazz them up with stickers, markers, scrapbooking pages, loads of color, and more! Or, you can use them just as they come from Egghead Academics™™ – easy and efficient – because Egghead designs high quality, attractive lapbooking elements. Either way, you can’t go wrong! If you are still feeling a little apprehensive in jumping in, watch this video: http://www. youtube.com/watch?v=3SDEtuFnDuY And check out the photos below for some ideas!

1. Gather your materials.

3. Fold the outside edges in to the center.

2. Open your file folder.

4. After you have finished all of your elements, glue them in the book.

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5. You have a completed lapbook!

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Hey there! I’m glad you came. I can’t wait to get started on our study of InventFuns. What? What’s an “InventFun?” Oh, that’s easy! InventFuns are fun inventions. They are inventions that make our life more enjoyable. What are some inventions that you have the most fun with? I know that I love Legos® and crayons. We can dig deeper than just seeing how they were made, though. Let’s take it back one step further and discover how we got the plastic for the Legos®. Also, let’s not just stop at crayons; we can get a good look at how Native Americans might have gotten ink pigments from plants. As you go along, add the dates (years) mentioned in this study to your timeline at the back of the book. We have a lot to discover – let’s go! Sincerely,

Walter Eggbert President and Mascot of Egghead Academics™

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LEGO

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You’ve played with LEGOs® before, right? What exactly is a Lego®? Right, it’s a building block that interlocks with other blocks. This will firmly attach the blocks together and allow for some pretty spectacular designs. How did the LEGO® company come about? Well, the Lego® company did not start out in the plastic block business. In 1932 a man, Ole Kirk Christiansen, opened up his own business in the village of Billund, Denmark. His business was focused on making stepladders, ironing boards, stools, and wooden toys. No colorful little plastic blocks there. In fact, the company wasn’t even called Lego® at this point. It wasn’t until 1934 that Mr. Christiansen gave his company the name Lego®. Do you know where the name LEGO® came from? Mr. Christiansen took two Danish words – LEg GOdt – and put them together. The phrase leg godt means “play well” in Danish, but the name LEGO has meaning too. Sometime after he had chosen the name LEGO® for his company, it was realized that the name was related to a Latin word that means “I put together.” Isn’t that fitting? In 1949 the automatic binding brick was created. This block was very similar to the modern LEGO block, but had one major flaw: because it was completely hollow inside, the blocks were not very structurally sound. How could this problem be fixed? The first LEGO® bricks, as we know them, were developed in 1958. By this time it was realized that by simply adding a tube inside the walls of the brick, the structure would

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InventFuns Elementary Lapbooking Activities

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Vocabulary Words Cut out the vocabulary cards on the next page. Write the vocabulary words, found below, on one side. Using a dictionary, write the definitions on the back of the cards. Cut out the pocket and fold it on the dotted lines. Glue it into the folder. Place your cards in this pocket.

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Using a dictionary, write the definitions on the back of the cards. Cut out the pocket and fold it on the dotted lines. Glue it into the folder. Place your cards in this pocket.

concept accidental expensive inkwell recycle

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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LEGO® isisaaname thatis recognized is recognized the book pages below. LEGO® name that aroundaround the world. Cutworld. out the Cut book out pagesthe below. Staple the book Staple thealong bookthetogether along edge. On each answer about together left edge. On eachthe page,left answer questions aboutpage, the . Cut out thequestions pocket and fold it theon. Cut out the pocket andthe fold it on theyour dotted lines. Glue it into the folder. Place the dotted lines. Glue it into folder. Place mini book in this pocket. your mini book in this pocket.

What year did the LEGO® Company open?

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Where did the LEGO® Company begin?

What was the name of the building brick

What do the words “leg godt” mean?

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InventFuns Advanced Lapbooking Activities

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Vocabulary Words Cut out the vocabulary cards on the next page. Write the vocabulary words, found below, on one side. Using a dictionary, write the definitions on the back of the cards. Cut out the pocket and fold it on the dotted lines. Glue it into the folder. Place your cards in this pocket.

invention interlock structure factory automobile concept accidental expensive inkwell recycle

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Vocabulary InventFuns Vocabulary

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Using a dictionary, write the definitions on the back of the cards. Cut out the pocket and fold it on the dotted lines. Glue it into the folder. Place your cards in this pocket.

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LEGO LEGO®

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LEGO® isisaaname thatis recognized is recognized the book pages below. LEGO® name that aroundaround the world. Cutworld. out the Cut bookout pagesthe below. Staple the book Staple thealong bookthetogether along edge. On each answer about together left edge. On eachthe page,left answer questions aboutpage, the . Cut out thequestions pocket and fold it theon. Cut out the pocket andthe fold it on theyour dotted lines. Glue it into the folder. Place the dotted lines. Glue it into folder. Place mini book in this pocket. your mini book in this pocket.

How does friction play a role in the way LEGOs work?

LEGO® LEGO

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Name and compare two different types of friction.

When did the LEGO® brand first come to the United States?

When building structures, what can you do to ensure stability?

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InventFuns Activity Pages

The activities you will find on the following pages will cover a variety of ages and abilities. Select the activities that you are most interested in your child completing, add to this fun Lapbooking Study.

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InventFuns Miscellaneous Forms

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My Inventions Timeline 1855 _ _______________________________________________________ 1879 _ _______________________________________________________ 1885 _ _______________________________________________________ 1903 ________________________________________________________ 1908_ _______________________________________________________ 1909 ________________________________________________________ 1932 _ _______________________________________________________ 1934 _ _______________________________________________________ 1949 _ _______________________________________________________ 1958 _ _______________________________________________________ 1963 _ _______________________________________________________ 1968 ________________________________________________________ 2003_ _______________________________________________________ 2007_ _______________________________________________________

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Advanced Word Search

Elementary Word Search

Advanced Crossword Puzzle

Elementary Crossword Puzzle

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1. structure, stability 2. polymers, polymers, plastic 3. Cellulose 4. Leo Hendrik Baekeland, phenol, formaldehyde 5. unit, sixty-four, units

6. aut贸s, mobilis 7. Ronald Howes, Kenner, Hasbro 8. carbon, safer, affordable 9. oxidation 10. Egyptians, reed 92

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Then and Now

Elementary Fill in the Blanks

1. play well 2. shape 3. assembly line 4. 1908 5. Easy Bake Oven

Then type writer gas lamp

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Brain Maze

telegram telegraph candle

Now Computer Electric lamp Digital voice recorder Letter through the mail; email Telephone Flashlight; household light

What is the Difference?

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Meet Egghead Academics’ Owners Stephanie Ruby lives in Ohio with her husband, Shawn, and three children—Deuce, Dakota, and Abriella. She loves writing lapbooks, unit studies, and activity guides for children. After writing Schoolhouse Planner Modules for over a year and designing the lapbooking elements for both the Schoolhouse Planner Modules and the Download N Go™ series, Steph decided that it was time to open her own store to sell the curriculum guides that she had been already writing for her own kids. She, along with a close friend, opened Egghead Academics™, where you will find hands-on lapbooking guides and more, laid out in an easy-to-use format. Feel free to contact Steph at www.EggheadAcademics.com, www.innercityimpact.org, www.homeschoolblogger.com/sisterchicksteph, www.facebook.com/EggheadAcademics, www.facebook.com/sisterchicksteph, steph@EggheadAcacdemics.com. Happily married to her wonderful husband, Lucky, for seventeen years, Christi Gifford makes her home in South Carolina. Together they have four beautiful children—Morgan, Codi, Jacob, and Emma. With thirteen years experience in graphic design, Christi enjoys working on many different types of projects and activities. Since January 2008, Christi has been the Senior Graphic Designer for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. She has done everything from magazine covers, to designing The Schoolhouse Planner and Planner Modules, to ads, and much more. Most recently she has designed the covers for the Download N Go™ series, done the cover art and layout for the Molly Modules, and created custom logos for clients. Now she has decided that she would love to branch out and design her own educational books for children. The opportunity came to open Egghead Academics™ with a friend, and she is so excited to be doing that. You can contact Christi at www.EggheadAcademics.com, www.facebook.com/ EggheadAcademics, www.ArtDesignsByChristi.com, christi@artdesignsbychristi.com, christi@eggheadacademics.com.

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