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Websites on invention and innovation

A host of websites across the Internet complement the work of the Lemelson Center. Here are a few that will help you investigate the topic on your own.
Above: A robotic dog fetches a ball during a "Robot Day" demonstration. Smithsonian photo by Hugh Talman.
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For kids & teachers

Academy of Applied Sciences
Programs that promote creativity, invention, and scientific achievement.

Academy of Achievement
Includes biographies and interviews with scientists and inventors.

African American Inventors
Resources on African American inventors. From the Smithsonian.

"Beyond Discovery"
Articles on recent technological and medical advances. From the National Academy of Sciences.

By Kids For Kids
Information about the process of inventing, examples of other inventors (kids and adults), and tools to help kids explore their own ideas.

Encyclopedia Smithsonian's Invention Section
Smithsonian-wide resources on invention and innovation.

Girl Tech
Technology information and products for girls aged 8-12.

The Great Idea Finder's "history of invention" section
Stories behind famous inventors and inventions.

iDesign
A resource for anyone interested in teaching children and young adults the creative and critical thinking skills they need to cope with any subject or situation.

Internet Science and Technology Fair
Web-based science and technology competition. sponsored by the National Medal of Technology Program at the U.S. Dept of Commerce.

Invention Dimension
Information on inventors along with games and activities. From the Lemelson-MIT Program.

Inventive Kids
All about kids and invention, with interactive games and information.

Kids Inventor Resources
Resources for young inventors.

MakeBeliefsComix
Create your own comic strips--a great way to communicate your ideas.

Mop Top, The Hip Hop Scientist
Learn about African Americans in the fields of science, mathematics, and technology.

NASA Quest
About NASA people and the national space program.

Plastic Science
Kid-safe experiments using plastic bottles. Recommended by students at Craft Central School District.

Smithsonian Kids
From Art to Zoo, the Smithsonian has something to interest kids and students of all ages. Begin your Smithsonian adventure by visiting some of the websites listed on this page.

Smithsonian Education Gateway
Smithsonian resources and information for educators, families, and students.

 

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Last Update: 12 Jan 2012

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