Significant scientific discoveries and innovations in the 20th Century
Think about all the innovations you’ve learned about in this lesson. It is time to start thinking like a cultural historian. Imagine that you are preparing a time capsule of items that represent scientific achievements from the 20th century. The people who dig up your time capsule will be unfamiliar with the importance of these innovations because they are living in a world made possible by innovations developed well after you. Your job is to prepare an explanation of 20th century science and innovation for the time capsule.
Step 1: Choose five advances in 20th century science that you think are the most important.
Step 2: Select pictures of objects that are symbolic of the advancements that you selected.
Step 3: Rank them in order from most important to least important. Justify why you placed them in the order that you have chosen in three to four sentences.
Step 4: Create a digital time capsule. There are many 21st century tools available for creating products in an online environment. Use the Web 2.0 tool of your choice to create a digital time capsule explaining why your chosen advances were the most important. Be sure to explain who was responsible for these advances and how they affected 20th century life. To learn more about Web 2.0 tools and for help locating a tool, visit the Web 2.0 tools area.
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