Using timelines in your classroom is a key requirement of the Australian HASS curriculum. By incorporating this Technology and Inventions Timeline into your classroom you will not only be meeting these history requirements but you will also have a great display in your classroom that can lead to further language-rich activities and investigations.
The following technology inventions are included in the timeline:
3500 BC – wheel invented
105 – paper is first made
600 – windmills invented
700-900 – fireworks invented
1000 – eyeglasses invented
1450 – printing press invented
1470s – first parachute sketched
1590 – first microscope invented
1600 – first thermometer invented
1609 – telescope invented
1700s – piano invented
1783 – first hot air balloon invented
1800 – first battery invented
1814 – first practical steam train invented
1827 – first modern photograph taken
1830-1840s – development of telegraph
1860s – fire extinguishers invented
1868 – keyboard invented
1876 – telephone invented
1880 – lightbulbs invented
1885 – first gasoline-powered car invented
1886 – dishwasher invented
1890s – data projector invented and first movie theatre opened
1901 – first vacuum cleaner invented
1903 – first engine-powered airplane invented
1905 – chainsaw invented
1906 – air conditioner invented
1907 – washing machine invented
1920s – electric television invented
1928 – refrigerator invented
1930s – ballpoint pen invented
1930s – first solar powered house
1939 – helicopter invented
1949 – barcodes invented
1950s – microwave invented
1960s – computer mouse invented
1960s – CDs invented
1973 – cellphones invented
1976 – Apple 1 invented
1989 – World Wide Web invented
2001 – iPod invented
2007 – iPhone invented
2010 – iPad invented
Take a look at some of the great feedback for this resource:
“This is a great addition to my classroom timeline”
“So excited to use these on my STEM wall!”
“Students choose one invention and wrote about the positive and negative effects. They enjoyed the activity! Thank you!”
“My students are really enjoying these!”
“These were perfect for a timeline activity our class completed. Thanks!”
“Thank you. Your resources are so clear and easy for students to understand.”
After a little more? Check out my Technology and Inventions Timeline Posters, Powerpoint, Worksheets and Activities Bundle. Here you will find great activities and worksheets to support the use of this timeline in your classroom.
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How many posters are included?
43 posters featuring key milestones in the development of technology throughout the ages are included in this set. Each poster features the year date, a brief description of the technology development and a high resolution clip art.
Can I share this resource with my teaching partner?
No. This product is for personal use only. Multiple licences are available for use among more than one person.
On what size paper is this resource best printed?
This resource is designed to be printed on A4 sized paper. To fit other paper sizes, ensure you hit ‘fit to page’ before printing.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
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