The Inventor Was a Woman
Frances Cleveland: Science, Medicine, Inventions and tech
Skill: Middle School
Time Required: Two to three class periods
During Frances Folsom Cleveland’s lifetime—the last half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century—American inventors literally changed the face of America. Although we are familiar with such inventors as Thomas Edison or Alexander Graham Bell, we are much less familiar with inventors who were (and are!) women.
1. From lists of women inventors, each student should select one inventor for study. Research should include biographical information and information about the inventor’s inventions or discoveries. 2. Students can demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of ways: