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Lemelson Center educators have developed resources for teachers, parents, and students who want to explore the exciting world of invention. These materials are provided free of charge to educators.
Above: A student explores the science of colors. Smithsonian photo by Rick Vargas.
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Online Educational Features

The Lemelson Center produces online educational features and exhibits that present in-depth explorations of invention topics.  

SparkLab logo Spark!Lab
Get the real story behind inventors' work at Spark!Lab, the newest hands on space for families and others visiting the National Museum of American History.
<empty> Invention at Play »
Explore the playful side of invention and the inventive side of play in the Lemelson Center's Invention at Play exhibit and website.
<empty> Innovative Lives »
Meet inventors and middle school students from our "Innovative Lives" programs.
<empty> Edison Invents »
Find out about Edison's life and
inventions through our interactive game--then make your own light bulb!
<empty> Inventing the Electric Guitar »
Visit the virtual version of the Center's popular exhibit, From Frying Pan to Flying V: The Rise of the Electric Guitar.
<empty> The Quartz Watch »
Learn how a watch works while discovering the fascinating stories behind the invention of the quartz watch.
<empty> Whole Cloth »
Delve into this rich interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates science, technology, and invention with women's, African American, and labor history.
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Last Update: 18 Jul 2011

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