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African American Inventors 6. 4
allowed Let someone do something Patricia Bath’s work has allowed many people to see again.
powerful Having great power and importance It gives off a powerful beam of light that breaks up the cataract. Powerful women, powerful (strong) people, a powerful kick, powerful wind
invent To make or think of for the first time Invention and improvements to the phone
instrument 1. A tool that helps a person do something. 2. 2. Something used to make music Patricia Bath designed an instrument for removing cataracts.
products Things that are made or created George Washington Carver found that he could make 118 different products from the sweet potato. Products made of wood, cotton and iron.
Products made of sweet potatoes Sweet potato custard, sweet potato fries, sweet potato dog treats, sweet potato chips, sweet potato pasta, sweet potato soufflé, sweet potato soup, sweet potato latke, sweet potato muffins
design A drawing or outline used as a guide or pattern Sarah worked out a design. Then she made a model.
George Washington Carver
biography the story of a person’s life, written by another person
African Americans have invented many things.
Inventors create new things Thomas Edison (lightbulb) Wright brothers (airplane) George Washington Carver (peanut butter) Marty Cooper (cell phone)
Benjamin Banneker American scientist-astronomy Self-taught Wrote letters to Thomas Jefferson about equality for African Americans Invented: • Wood clock that struck on the hour • Way of predicting solar eclipses Wrote an almanac to track sun/moon events
Almanac Benjamin write a new almanac every year for ten years. Lists the positions of the sun, moon and planets for every day of the year Over time, these can be used to predict weather events.
Sarah E. Goode
patent A patent is a legal paper. It is given out be the United States government. A person who invents something can get a patent to prove that he/she was the first to have made it.
Patricia Bath, MD First female African American doctor (eye doctor) to get a medical patent