Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Millennium Inventions

  1. Have students work together at this center to come up with what they feel is the most important scientific discovery/invention of the millennium.
  2. They should write about their selection explaining why they chose it and what changes it brought to society.
  3. They should then make a 3-D display of their chosen invention. You may want to have material for mobiles, styrofoam pieces, pipe cleaners and other materials available.
  4. Have groups present their choice to the rest of the class and display.

More Center Focus Ideas

Know Your Presidents
Personal vs. Country Pride
Make Your Own Collage
Complete the Story
Division with Models
Halloween Alphabetizing
Patron Saint of Lovers
Political Debate about Celebration of Columbus Day
If You Could Be An Animal
Olympic Events from A to Z
String Art
Exaggeration In Stories
Picture Replicas
Thanksgiving Quilt
Favorite Olympic Athlete
Where Is This?
Mini-Parade
Jacks
Irish Mobiles
Spin-and-Spell
Alphabetizing Objects
Haikon Mosaics
Area and Perimeter of Olympic Rings
The Medal Winners
Egg Volume
Letter to an Author
Chinese Symbols
Animal Alphabetizing
If I Were President...
Picture Frames
The Color Mix-Up
Cinco de Mayo Lookup
Bean Bag Throw-and-Catch
Pattern Necklaces
Seasons
Money from Around the World
Cinquain
Discover Music
Trefoil Observation
Story in a Bag
Bumper Stickers
Volume Conversions
Count Pine Cone Scales
Different Perspectives on Columbus
Dough Dreidel
Inch By Inch Map
Tall Tales
The Great Wall of China
Giant Kiss
Millennium Mural