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Famous Inventors, Inventions, and Invention 101

September 30th, 2003

Recommended Website:
Famous Inventors

I usually avoid About.com websites because of all of the annoying pop-up advertising windows. However, today’s site, recommended by list member Jonna of Indiana, is worth the inconvenience of closing pop-ups. Here’s what she had to say:

“I would like to suggest/nominate/recommend the “Inventors” site for Clickschooling. This site has great information on all sorts of inventors and inventions and they are broken down into easily searchable categories like Famous Inventors, Women Inventors, Black Inventors, etc. I came across it when searching for the cotton gin, but it has everything from that to Post-It Notes. Please check it out.”

When you get to the site there are some featured stories about inventors and inventions on the landing page. Look to the menu bar on the left under the title “Subjects.” You will see a boxed menu titled “Essentials” that offers links to:

  • 20th Century Inventions
  • The History of Computers/Internet
  • A to Z Inventions
  • A to Z Inventors
  • Timelines

The A to Z menu items offers a convenient way to search the site for information based on the name of the inventor or invention.

Below the “Essentials” box you will see more menu choices including:

  • Famous Inventions
  • Famous Inventors
  • Black Inventors
  • Canadian Inventors
  • Chinese Inventions
  • Women Inventors

But that’s not all! Continue down the menu to find Inventing 101 and information on how to fund and market your invention, as well as resources for inventors that include almost everything you need to know about copyrights and patents.

If you click on “Lesson Plans” a new page opens with links to the lesson plans as well as to other invention websites. One site offers a free inventors kit, but you do have to provide personal information to get it.

Click on “Young Inventors” to find activities and experiments sorted by age range from K-12.

You will find many other resources at this site, but again, each time you click on a new link be prepared to close the profusion of pop-up advertising windows.

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