Calling All Young Inventors! (CSAW)

November 11th, 2008 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:
National Museum of Education: Inventucation Central

Age Range: 8-18 (approximately)

The National Museum of Education has a winner with this addition to their website that encourages young inventors by providing all kinds of information on inventors, inventions, and how to invent. It encourages students to invent with interactive games to challenge thinking and improve science skills, a database of online science experiments, and terrific invention contests and competitions. They also maintain a “Hall of Fame” featuring student inventors!

When you get to the site you’ll see an introduction. Scroll down to the main menu featuring five items:

  1. Student Inventors – Read comics featuring the biographies of student inventors, explore the student inventors and their inventions in the “Gallery for America’s Young Inventors” and find out how you can submit an invention and be inducted to the hall of fame.
  2. Invention Competitions – Students can participate in competitions, awards, scholarships and more. Check out the BubbleWrap competition, the Rubber Band Contest, Student Ideas for a Better America and more
  3. Science Activities – Check out this fantastic database of online activities that help kids learn how to design and build inventions, problem-solve, think scientifically, and use physics to develop their inventions. All of these lessons and experiments link to websites with terrific content for students of all ages and abilities. Who needs textbooks? This is a science curriculum all by itself.
  4. Inventors and Inventions – Explore this archive of famous and not-so-famous inventors from around the world (including African-American and Women inventors). Check out the U.S. Patent Office for kids. Get a short list of museums featuring weird and wonderful inventions
  5. Resources for Teachers – Get FREE invention curriculum, lesson plans, printables for your students, invention graphic organizers, recommended books, and more!

This site gets a ClickSchooling Award for Excellence! Bookmark it – your young inventor will want to return often!

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