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Black Inventors–STEM History Fun Pack



Come discover the ingenuity and creativity of people from the African Diaspora!  Many of the inventions reviewed in this awesome activity have made life easier for all of us.
Many of the conveniences that we experience can be attributed to African-Americans and other melanated people within the Diaspora.
This resource is a great way for your students to review historical figures in a fun way!
Engaging +  No Prep = A Win-Win!!
This packet includes:
  • Word search
  • QR codes to gather info on the inventors
  • Biography template on which you can populate info about each inventor (each inventor should get their own biography sheet)
It includes famous scientists such as:
1) Charles Drew–improved techniques for blood storage, and applied expert knowledge to develop large-scale blood banks early in World War II
2) Lonnie Johnson–an inventor, aerospace engineer and entrepreneur who invented the Super Soaker water gun in 1989, which has been among the world’s bestselling toys.
3) Shirley Jackson–a famous physicist who invented the portable fax machine and who’s research laid the groundwork for the invention of the touch-tone telephone.
In the word search, you will become familiar with the names of several inventors.
Do you have technology in your classroom to help students in their research, but aren’t sure if they will find the right websites?
No longer will students struggle with finding enough information, or writing their biography reports on each historical figure. The QR codes in this engaging packet will help students find credible facts with ease!


You can have each child in your class research all of the inventors listed in this packet, or place them into groups to research some of the inventors.  It is a great activity to use during Black History Month!   It is also great for homeschoolers!

You and your students will enjoy this activity packet!


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