Inventions in Engineering

Introduction to Inventions

  • Definition of Invention
  • Inventions vs. Discoveries

Characteristics of Inventors

  • Brainstorming
  • SCAMPER

The Scientific Process

  • Scientific Method
  • Scientific Process: Clarence Birdseye
  • Everyday Design

Naming an Invention

  • Naming it after a Person
  • Naming it after its Function
  • Word Tricks
  • Naming it after Characteristics
  • Creating a New Word

Simple Machines

  • Work and Force
  • Lever
  • Pulley
  • Wheel and Axle
  • Inclined Plane
  • Wedge
  • Screw
  • Gear
  • Rube Goldberg
  • Buckminster Fuller & Geodesic Domes
  • Structures Investigation

Aeronautics

  • Lift
  • Drag
  • Thrust
  • Gravity
  • Bernoulli’s Principle
  • Why Planes Fly

Patents and Trademarks

  • Definition of Patent
  • Utility Patent
  • Design Patent
  • Plant Patent
  • Definition of Trademark
  • Definition of Service Mark
  • Parts of a Patent
  • Chester Greenwood & Earmuffs

Electrical Engineering

  • Electric Circuits
  • Conductors
  • Insulators
  • Series Circuits
  • Parallel Circuits
  • Charles Goodyear & Rubber
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnets

Vehicles

  • The History of Transportation
  • Transportation and Society