The inventor of the snowmobile, a French Canadian named Bombardier, inspires creativity! Construct inventions with recycled materials.
What do you think was going on in the mind of 15-year-old Joseph-Armand Bombardier that inspired him to combine a sled, wooden propeller, and an engine from a Model T Ford? In the early 1920s, he put these parts together to make a vehicle that could travel quickly over snow. A French Canadian, Bombardier lived in the country, where there were no snowploughs. To go anywhere in winter, people had to take a horse-drawn sleigh or walk in snowshoes. So Bombardier knew first-hand that there was a great need for fast, snowy transport.
The first auto-neige (snowmobile) was an experiment. Afterwards, Armand took various jobs and courses to learn more to make his invention a success. Research all the different components that Bombardier invented to make his snowmobile able to move forward and backward over the snow. These include a sprocket wheel track system with belts and ski runners.
Discuss what prompts people to invent things. Is it luck? A strong need? What role does location play? Research the origins of some inventions that you think are important.
With Crayola® Colored Pencils, write down notes about things that you believe need to be invented. Draft a rough sketch of your invention. Collect recycled and collage materials such as boxes, cardboard rolls, and buttons.
Use Crayola School Glue and Scissors to transform these items into a model of your invention. Show as many details as you can. Make working parts if possible. Dry.
Cover your art area with newspaper. Paint sections of your invention with Crayola Tempera and Paint Brushes. Dry.
Highlight parts of your invention with Crayola Gel Markers.
Stage an exhibition or give a presentation of your invention. Describe why you invented it, how it works, and what it does.
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Use Crayola® Model Magic to create a miniature winter scene inside a plastic cup.
Send a postcard from space to show what you know about the other planets.
Study voting rights then create a "Wanted" poster focusing on a famous suffragist.
Around the world, women are accomplishing wonders! Create a 3-D game to highlight notable women in sports, science, poli
Honor women who helped to shape our world. Create a place for great leaders at history’s table.
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