Physics for Kids: Friction
From Ducksters education site
The Invention Dimension
From MIT; an inventor's handbook, the invention of the week archives, and invention related links and resources
Communication Activities - The Telegraph
From Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) funded by the Library of Congress.
Invent It, Build It
Six activities to spark the inventive spirit of kids. Each one is designed to show how invention improves people's lives. Grades 4-6
Design Squad Nation Activity Guide
Activity Guide from PBSKids.org. Five engineering challenges: Watercraft, Paper Table, Zip Line, Paddle Power, and Helping Hand. Grades 4-6
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Using a patent search sites is a good way to find out about inventions
Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 29th Century
Welcome! How many of the 20th century's greatest engineering achievements will you use today? A car? Computer? Telephone? Explore our list of the top 20 achievements and learn how engineering shaped a century and changed the world.
The Lemelson Center
The Study of Invention and Innovation
Famous Black Inventors
Famous black inventors - a database list of African American patent holders and individual biographies of African American inventors.
Inventors and Inventions Theme Page
From the Community Learning Network, a website offering free learning resource links on inventors and inventions.
Internet Scavenger Hunt: Inventors & Inventions
From Education World accessed through Wayback Archives
Black Scientists and Inventors
An encyclopedic article and index of Black Scientists and Inventors from Infoplease.com.
This site can help you plan an educational visit to tour a factory during your travels.