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Inventors

by Mary Ann Kelley

Homeschool resources about inventors

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Text over illustration of sky and clouds - Time4Learning and Fun for everyone: Online education for PreK-12th
Looking for a curriculum that makes learning fun? You'll find it in Time4Learning's PreK-12 grade online homeschool curriculum.
Text Time4Learning and rotating graphics for math, science, social studies, and language arts

Inventors Hall of Fame  (Y,M,O,T)
From Invent.org, offering a comprehensive list of all Hall of Fame inductees. Each inventor has a profile, including his or her invention, its impact, and the inventor's bio.

PIONEERS, Inc.  (Y,M,O,T)
From PIONEERS, Inc. non-profit organization. Black Scientists and Inventors

The Invention Factory: Thomas Edison's Laboratories  (M)
A curriculum kit created by the National Park Service. Lesson good for teaching units on the industrialization of the United States, the development of science and technology, and social change in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Major Inventions by African-Americans  (Y,M)
A list of other items inventions by African-Americans.

Black Inventors A-Z  (Y,M,O,T)
This is a A-Z list of popular Black inventors that we have more extensive information on: biographies, images, timelines, and other media.

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.

The Life of Henry Ford  (Y,M,O,T)

Henry Ford  (Y,M,O,T)
From cybersleuth-kids.com.

Timeline: Biography of Samuel Morse 1791 - 1872  (Y,M)
From About.com

Samuel Finley Breese Morse  (Y.M)
Samuel F. B. Morse was a successful artist befroe inventing the electric telegraph and the related code system that bears his name.

Alexander Graham Bell  (Y,M)
From Garden on Praise

Alexander Graham Bell  (Y,M)
From Surfing the Net with Kids

Alexander Graham Bell  (Y,M)
From CyberSleuth Kids

The Braille Bug Site  (Y,M)
From the American Foundation for the Blind

The life of Louis Braille  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Royal National Institute of the Blind

Louis Braille: A Touch of Genius  (Y,M,O,T)
From National Braille Press

Thomas Alva Edison  (Y,M)
From Surfing the Net with Kids

Edison  (Y,M)
From CyberSleuthKids

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

George Washington Carver  (Y,M,O,T)

Invention Dimension  (Y,M,O,T)
From MIT, this site features an Inventor of the Week with archives, the Inventor's Handbook, Invention Related Links and Resources, and more.