G.R.O.W Week 2
Scientists & Inventors

Learn about significant entrepreneurs and educators in Black History and their contributions to our community!

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Monday - Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker taught himself math and astronomy.

He became known for his almanacs. He created what is now known as the first clock out of wood in 1752.

 Craft: Clock 

Tuesday - Garrett Morgan 

Garrett Morgan was a hard-working entrepreneur who received many patents for his inventions.

He is best known for obtaining a patent for and inventing the three-position traffic signal.

 Craft: Traffic Light 

Gimme Guide: Color & Craft: Garrett Morgan

Wednesday - Gladys West 

Gladys West’s work led to creating the Global Positioning System, GPS.

In 2018 she was inducted into the Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame.

Craft: Geocaching 

Thursday - George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver was considered one of the most significant scientists of his time.

His inventions include crop rotation and finding over 300 uses for the peanut.

Craft: Plant Study 

Friday - Gerald Lawson

Gerald Lawson's work led to the development of the commercial video game cartridge.

He's known as the "Father of the Video Game Cartridge."

Craft:  Video Game 

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