Design and Technology KS2: What is an inventor like?

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘inventor’?

An old crazy man in a lab coat?

Wallace and Gromit?

Doc Brown from 'Back to the Future'?

Fran and the inventors she meets describe what they think of when they hear the word 'inventor'.

This clip is from the series You Too Can Be an Absolute Genius.

Teacher Notes

This could be used as part of a creative session to write down as many collective thoughts and descriptions of what an inventor is.

This clip could be used standalone or in conjunction with the next clip to show the young Houghton inventor boys.

The main learning outcome would be to differentiate the term inventor from other creative terms like painter and sculptor for example.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is suitable for teaching Design & Technology at KS2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 2nd level in Scotland. Appears in AQA/OCR/EDEXCEL/CCEA/WJEC/SQA.

More from You Too Can Be an Absolute Genius:

Developing ideas for inventions
Inspiration for inventions
Testing inventions
The importance of persistence when inventing
What is an invention?
What makes a good inventor?