Inventions 

~ May is National Inventors Month ~

For Kids:

Information for Kids from the US Patent Office:
http://www.uspto.gov/go/kids/

Kids Konnect
http://www.kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/15-educational/science/86-inventors-a-inventions.html

The Science Spot - http://www.sciencespot.net/Pages/kdzinvent.html

Invention Puzzles
http://www.myweb3000.com/InventionPuzzle.html

The Great Idea Finder
http://www.ideafinder.com/home.htm

Famous Inventors
http://inventors.about.com/od/astartinventors/a/Famous_Inventor.htm

http://www.timeforkids.com/homework-helper/study-helper/famous-inventors
http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/famous-inventors
http://pinterest.com/dmadden14/famous-inventors-their-inventions/

Inventions By Kids
http://inventors.about.com/od/kidinventions/Inventions_Made_By_Kids.htm
http://www.cnbc.com/id/42497934
http://www.kidzworld.com/article/1010-kid-inventors-in-history
http://www.inventivekids.com/

National Inventors Hall of Fame
http://www.invent.org/

Inventors and Inventions from Enchanted Learning
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/

InventorEd:
About inventing
http://www.inventored.org/k-12/kidsinventing.html
History of Inventions http://www.inventored.org/k-12/inv-hist.html

Thomas Edison's Inventions
http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bledison.htm

Inventors from CyberSleuth Kids
http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/Science/Inventors/

Inventors and Inventions
http://www.42explore2.com/invent.htm

The Invention Convention in the Classroom
http://www.just-think-inc.com/documents/LessonGuide2012.pdf

The Inventor's Handbook from MIT explains the laws and rules
http://lemelson.mit.edu/search/node/inventor%20handbook

    Links from MIT for Inventors:
     Shoe Soles Inventions http://lemelson.mit.edu/resources/jv-inventeams-unit-1-shoe-soles-educator-notebook
    
Video links http://lemelson.mit.edu/resources/links-and-resources-k-12
     Inventor Archive http://lemelson.mit.edu/search-inventors

Research Tools from NASA's Why Files to help with your invention process
http://whyfiles.larc.nasa.gov/text/kids/Research_Rack/tools.html

Inventor's Workshop (Leonardo da Vinci) Museum of Science
http://legacy.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/InventorsWorkshop.html
 
Inventing Is Kid's Stuff - a how-to guide

Inventions Lesson Plans - http://www.teachervision.fen.com/inventions/teacher-resources/6636.html

History:

The History of Invention (the wheel, toothpaste, plywood...)
http://www.uptoten.com/kids/kidsgames-mixedbag-inventionstimeline.html
http://www.krysstal.com/inventions.html scroll down each page
http://www.cbc.ca/kids/general/the-lab/history-of-invention/default.html

Inventions Web Pages from the Smithsonian
http://invention.smithsonian.org/resources/
http://www.150.si.edu/150trav/remember/amerinv.htm

Smith College - Ancient Inventions
http://www.smith.edu/hsc/museum/ancient_inventions/hsclist.htm

Forgotten Inventors - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/telephone/sfeature/index.html

Thomas Edison's Inventions listed by year
http://www.hfmgv.org/exhibits/edison/inventions.asp

Inventions -
http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/lessonplans/theme/inventions01.htm
http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/lessonplans/theme/inventions02.htm
http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/lessonplans/theme/inventions03.htm

http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/lessonplans/theme/inventions04.htm

Exploring Leonardo
http://legacy.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/LeoHomePage.html

Other:

Activities: http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson240.shtml
           http://www-tc.pbskids.org/designsquad/pdf/parentseducators/DS_Invent_Guide_Full.pdf
           http://susancaseybooks.com/invention_activities.html

Rube Goldberg
http://www.rubegoldberg.com/
   Gallery of inventions - http://www.rubegoldberg.com/gallery
   More on Rube Goldberg -
http://mousetrapcontraptions.com/

Inventive Thinking Curriculum project -
 http://www.pravel.com/docs/inventive%20thinking.pdf

 

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and was last updated November 6, 2014