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Machines and Inventions

What everyday objects have changed since your parents and grandparents were born?

Think of all the things that make our life easier. When were they invented? Have they improved, if so how? Could you live without them?


For example; what were phones like when your parents/aunties/uncles/grandparents were children? Who invented the telephone, what did it look like? You could draw a timeline to show changes from then to now – there is an example in uploads to help you.


You could research other machines/inventions, from cars to TV's, vacuum cleaners to jet planes. It is up to you but you need to:


Draw a timeline showing how things have changed.


Find out when/who invented them.


Interview an older member of your family to find out what it was like when they were your age.