Unit 3 Inventors and inventions. An amphibious car Stephenson’s Rocket DNA
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Unit 3 Inventors and inventions
An amphibious carStephensons RocketDNA
A discovery is A discovery merely makes known something that already exist in nature, such as the discovery on the New Continent by Columbia. An invention is something that is created by human being, such as the light bulb.
The suitable order:Finding a problemDoing research Thinking of a creative solutionTesting the solutionDeciding on the inventionApplying for a patent
ReadingThe problem of the snakes
Find a problemThe snakes must be removed but not harmedDo researchLook for methods of removal; the habits of snakesThe stages in making an invention.
ParaStages in the inventing processExample in this story12
Test the solution several times
Try three times to make it work efficiently Apply for a patentThis means the solution is recognizedThink of a creative solutionIdentify three possible approaches: choose one
Skim the whole passage and get the main idea.The text narrates _____________________ and presents _____________________ and apply for __________.the problem of the snakes the procedures of catching them a patent
Para1-3 1.Why did the writer feel proud when her mother asked her to get rid of the snakes?
2.What did the writer prepare before she could think of a possible approach?
Because it was a chance for the writer to distinguish herself by inventing something that would catch snakes but not herm them.She did some research on the habits of snakes.
3. (Discussion): The writer found out three possible approaches, but why did she decide to use the last one?
Para4-6:What was the writers three attempts to catchthe snakes? Why did the first two attemptsfail?The first attempt:The writer placed the frozen bowl over the snakes habitat for two hours.Two hours was too short to make the snakes sleepy. She needed to spend more time cooling the snakes.
The second attempt:The writer placed the frozen bowl over the snakes habitat in the evening for a whole night.Once the snakes were picked up, they were woken and tried to bite her.The third attempt:The writer placed the frozen bowl over the snakes habitat in the evening and carry a net to collect the snakes without harming them the next morning.
Para7-8:1. Is it easy to apply for a patent?The criteria are so strict that it is difficult for new ideas to be accepted unless they are truly novel.2. Decide whether each of them can get patents or not? Give your reasons.
Discuss with your partner what the advantages might be of getting a patent?You are able to prove that you were the first person to make the invention.You are recognized as a real inventor.You can make money if you sell your invention to others.
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13. , 14.15. 16.17.18. 188.8.131.52.disappear into a convenient hole in the wall pick up according to the passive snakes release them all back into the wild be pressed by the patent office fill in the form a matter of This was in the expectation that the snakes would bite again. You will know if I succeed by the size of my blank balance.