Inventors & Inventions!

August 1st, 2006 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:
Invention Dimension

Sponsored by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), this site provides fun and interesting ways to learn all about inventors, inventions, and may just trigger the inventor within you!

When you get to the site you will see a menu that offers:

  • Inventor of the Week — A profile of an inventor from the past or present is featured weekly. Read the inventor’s biography and read about their invention. You can browse the archives to see previously featured inventors as well.
  • Inventor’s Handbook — Answers all of your questions about protecting your invention through trademark law, how to apply for patents, how to get your invention ready for the commercial market and more.
  • Games & Trivia — Leave it to MIT to come up with really challenging, interactive games to test your knowledge about inventors. If you don’t score well, the answers to the questions can be found by searching the inventor archives.
  • Links & Resources — Links to featured inventions and inventors as well as links to other sites that inspire invention in kids!

This site is really geared toward older students (good readers) from about 6th grade on up. Younger children may enjoy some information with their parents’ assistance (and don’t forget to check the links to resources for other sites just for kids). An entire science curriculum could be developed from the information at this site. You’ll want to bookmark it and return often.

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