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Invention for Kids
You don't have to be a Wright brother to invent something great. People invent all the time as they solve the everyday problems life presents. In doing so, they learn to manage materials, make things strong, and make things work.
Science and math come in handy while inventing, and you may find yourselves learning new science and math to solve a particularly thorny problem.
Invention history gives us an inventor's view of the past. We find out what made a particular invention both necessary and practical.
Invention for Kids on BigLearning.org
Inventor and Inventing: More Resources
Notebooks of Alexander Graham Bell: http://www.iath.virginia.edu/~meg3c/id/AGB/toc.html.
Famous inventors: http://www.b-link.co.uk/ckn/inventors/
Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation: http://www.si.edu/lemelson (Check out the "Centerpieces" section.)
Patent Cafe - Invention site for kids, with inventing club, workshop, and famous inventor's info: http://kids.patentcafe.com
FAQ about patents: http://www.patent-law.com/patent.html
Inventor's Hall of Fame: http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/1_1_search.asp:
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Inventive Thinking Curriculum: http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ahrpa/opa/projxl/invthink/invthink.htm
Headbone Derby (invention): http://ykd.headbone.com/derby/invent
Kids Invent invention club and tools: http://www.invention-engine.com
Leonardo DaVinci: http://www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/LeoHomePage.html
DaVinci's codex notebooks: http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/codex
Rube Goldberg: http://www.rube-goldberg.com/
Engine's of our Ingenuity radio show: http://www.uh.edu/admin/engines/engines.htm
U.S. Patent and Trademark kids' pages: http://www.uspto.gov/go/kids/
"Who invented the..." list of inventions their inventors: http://library.christchurch.org.nz/Childrens/FactSheets/WhoInventedIt.asp