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Homeschool resources about inventions

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Physics for Kids: Friction  (Y,M,O,T)
From Ducksters education site

The Invention Dimension  (Y,M)
From MIT; an inventor's handbook, the invention of the week archives, and invention related links and resources

Communication Activities - The Telegraph  (Y)
From Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) funded by the Library of Congress.

Invent It, Build It  (M)
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  (M)
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  (Y,M,O,T)
Using a patent search sites is a good way to find out about inventions

The Lemelson Center  (M,O)
The Study of Invention and Innovation

Famous Black Inventors  (Y,M,O,T)
Famous black inventors - a database list of African American patent holders and individual biographies of African American inventors.

Inventors and Inventions Theme Page  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Community Learning Network, a website offering free learning resource links on inventors and inventions.

Internet Scavenger Hunt: Inventors & Inventions  (Y,M,O,T)
From Education World accessed through Wayback Archives

Black Scientists and Inventors  (Y,M,O,T)
From Infoplease.com

Factory Tours  (Y,M,O,T)
This site can help you plan an educational visit to tour a factory during your travels.

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