Grade 5/6 Term Homework Assignment.

Welcome back to a super busy Term 3. Students have been given a new homework assignment today and I promised my class I would post their topic list.

Students need to research and Australian invention, write a biography on the inventor and create a model of the invention. More detail has gone out to students today.

This week their task is to choose an invention/ inventor to learn about. As with the previous biographies we only want one student working on each topic in each class.

This is a list we spoke about with students however of course it is not ALL of the fantastic inventions by clever Australians.

List of Australian Inventions



  • Black box flight recorder
  • Spray-on skin
  • Electronic pacemaker (2 people)
  • Google Maps (danish 2 brothers and 2 aussies)
  • Medical application of penicillin
  • Cochlear implant
  • Electric drill
  • Winged Keel
  • Permaculture
  • Wi-fi technology
  • Inflatable escape slide and raft
  • Frazier lense
  • Triton workcentre
  • Surf ski
  • Surf lifesaving reel
  • Baby safety capsule (2 people)
  • CPAP masks
  • Multifocal contact lenses
  • Ute
  • Super sopper
  • Variable rack and pinion steering
  • Vegemite
  • Coolgardie safe
  • Refrigerator
  • Hills hoist
  • Splayd
  • Dual flush toilet
  • Victa lawn mower
  • Notebook
  • Mechanical shearing slippers
  • Tank (war vehicle)
  • Blast glass

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