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1 Inventions How they have improved our lives, changed our needs and wants, and their positive and negative consequences!

2 Invention: Car Area: Transportation How has the invention of the car improved human lives? Travel farther and faster Protect us from the weather! How has the invention changed to meet peoples needs and wants? Easier to control More powerful and go faster Different sizes and colors Heating, air conditioning, and entertainment with televisions, radios, and ipods.

3 Positive Consequences: We can travel faster Negative Consequences: Cars can be dangerous Cars are expensive Cars cause air pollution

4 Invention: GPS (Global Positioning System) Area: Transportation How has the invention helped improve human lives? Helps humans with direction It saves time! How has the invention changed to meet peoples needs and wants? More accurate now GPS comes in some new cars Includes points of interest to save!

5 Positive Consequences: Saves time Prevents someone from being lost Entertaining Negative Consequences: May lead you in the wrong direction or take longer Could be distracting to drivers Not ALWAYS reliable

6 Invention: TELEPHONE Area: Communication How has the invention helped improve human lives? Help people talk to each other in different locations How has the invention changed to meet peoples needs and wants? Dial quickly and can reach people around the world Can have speed dial, caller I.D. and voicemail. Can be wireless and portable

7 Positive Consequences: Communication is live and fast Easy to use and communicate Important during emergencies Negative Consequences: Costs money Prank calls Take away from human contact Distraction

8 Invention: INSTANT MESSAGES AND EMAIL Area: Communication How has the invention helped improved human lives? Makes communication easy and fast How has the invention changed to meet peoples needs and wants? You can send attachments with pictures and videos. Businesses can advertise and send coupons. Video chat is also available. (Skype)

9 Positive Consequences: Communication is live and fast Easy to use and communicate Can communicate with many at once Negative Consequences: Can be dangerous – people can lie Cyber bullying Email/IM not always private

10 Invention: SATELLITE Area: Communication How has the invention improved human lives? Send signals around the earth Improve communication How has the invention changed to meet peoples needs and wants? Made these devices more accurate We now have satellite TV and GPS!

11 Positive Consequences: More entertainment options with radio and television Easier to navigate (find your way) Negative Consequences: Radio/TV more expensive

12 Invention: Television Area: Entertainment How has the invention helped improve human lives? Provide entertainment, educational information, and news programs How has the invention changed to meet peoples needs and wants? Color Remote controls Different sizes and shapes Variety of channels and recordable television

13 Positive Consequences: Entertaining and fun to watch Knowing about the news Educational programs shown on television Negative Consequences: Time consuming instead of doing healthier things Expensive Some inappropriate programs

14 Invention: Vaccines Area: Healthcare How has the invention help improve human lives? Helps prevent us from getting diseases Vaccines save lives How has the invention changed to meet peoples needs and wants? Vaccines are always changing and improving to fight against the latest disease

15 Positive Consequences: Prevents us from getting sick Controls the spread of illness Negative Consequences: Can be painful Can cause side effects

16 Invention: Assembly Line Area: Manufacturing How has the invention help improve human lives? Manufacturing easier and faster How has the invention changed to meet peoples needs and wants? Can now include robots Faster with better technology

17 Positive Consequences: Makes manufacturing faster Consumer prices lower Negative Consequences: If one part breaks, messes up the flow of the assembly line! Takes away jobs

18 Invention: Plastic Area: Manufacturing How has the invention helped to improve human lives? Many products made of plastic Light-weight Cheap and durable How has the invention changed to meet peoples needs and wants? Different colors and styles Always creating new advances with plastic

19 Positive Consequences: Durable Easy to mold Cheap Negative Consequences: Not biodegradable (lasts forever) Made using oil

20 Invention: Airplane Area: Transportation How has the invention helped to improve human lives? Can travel around the world (very quickly!) How has the invention changed to meet peoples needs and wants? Can travel farther and faster Holds more people Television, music, internet, and more are now found on planes for entertainment

21 Positive Consequences: Travel is fast and easy Comfortable Negative Consequences: May crash Causes pollution Uses lots of gasoline

22 Invention: Refrigerator Area: Nutrition How has the invention helped to improve human lives? Keeps our food safe Easy to store food How has the invention changed to meet peoples needs and wants? Come in different sizes and shapes Ice-maker/Water dispenser

23 Positive Consequences: Keeps food cold Keeps food safe and fresh longer Easily accessible Negative Consequences: Cold air can escape Uses energy Expensive Food can still spoil

24 Invention: Braces Area: Health Care How has the invention helped to improve human lives? Teeth problems can be fixed How has the invention changed to meet peoples needs and wants? Invisible braces Retainers

25 Positive Consequences: Straight teeth and beautiful smile Negative Consequences: Very expensive Can break and cause mouth injuries

26 Invention: Laser Area: Manufacturing How has the invention helped to improve human lives? Can be used to cut through metal How has the invention changed to meet peoples needs and wants? Can do more things to make our lives easier

27 Positive Consequences: Variety of purpose Helps with manufacturing metal goods Laser surgery Negative Consequences: Can be harmful

28 Invention: Robots Area: Manufacturing How has the invention helped to improve human lives? Can do dangerous or boring tasks Manufacturing is more efficient How has the invention changed to meet peoples needs and wants? More accurate and can do more things

29 Positive Consequences: Can work all the time Can work in dangerous places Can do things faster than humans Negative Consequences: Can replace human jobs Not flexible- only do what they are programmed to do Need maintenance


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