Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh Tells the story of how women throughout the ages have responded to situations confronting them in daily life by inventing such items as correction fluid, space helmets, and disposable diapers.

Brainstorm!: The Stories of Twenty American Kid Inventors by Tom Tucker
Tom Tucker reveals some of the amazing inventions of the past and present that have come from young Americans, ages eight to 19. The achievements of some of the kid inventors gathered here were prominent once but have become obscure over time; others are relatively unknown.

The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories About Inventions by Don L. Wulffson Brief factual stories about how various familiar things were invented, many by accident, from animal crackers to the zipper.

For More on Inventing, Check Out These Websites!

By Kids For Kids:
By Kids for Kids' website gives children information about the process of inventing, examples of other inventors (kids and adults), and tools to help children explore their invention ideas. Children are invited to join the online Kids Club where they have access to hundreds of articles and other valuable resources. Parents, teachers, and mentors can also register with the website to help children in creating their own inventions.

Build it for Yourself:
Build it for Yourself inspires children to use their creativity to build various projects. These projects include robots, puppets, and dream houses. Parents, teachers, and students collaborate in the construction of these projects. Through this collaborative process, children learn valuable lessons in problem solving, team work, and how to apply technology in “real-world” situations.

Invention Dimension:
Invention Dimension is a fun-filled and at times wacky approach to making learning about invention exciting for the kid in all of us. Have some fun with invention games and explore the wealth of inventor and invention resources, including inventor profiles and patent guidelines.

Invent Now:
Invent Now brings to the world a wide range of programs, places, content and other experiences. Everything offered celebrates and fosters the spirit and practice of invention.

United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (for kids): Kids who want to be inventors or just want to know more about inventors and intellectual property can find lots of interesting information here and some great games!

About Inventors:
This website is an excellent source that includes many aspects of invention. It provides an insight into recent inventors, inventions of the year, and inventors who are kids. There are also resources and articles pertaining to inventors and links to other sites to continue learning about inventions.

Inventor Ed:
Aimed directly at kids, InventorEd provides several topics on inventing from the History of Inventing to Inventing Safely. Other links lead to school invention sites and links contributed by educators.

Academy of Applied Science:
The Academy is recognized nationally as an educational resource center offering enrichment programs for students, and professional development for teachers and educational administrators.

Partnership for America’s Future, Inc:
An eagerness to continue learning, without a teacher’s prodding, has characterized those students who have participated in the Partnership’s programs. In this way, students have become convinced that education is valuable; and when students believe that education is valuable, then they will value their education.

Celebrating the Achievements of Children:
Amazing Kids! is dedicated to inspiring excellence in children. They base this mission on the belief that every child has the potential to be “amazing” in her or his own way. They believe it is through the realization of this potential that children will be able to live more productive and satisfying lives.

Big Learning:
This site exists to contribute resources for big learners and promote big learning as a valid way for kids to learn. So explore the treasure troves, check out the links, sign up for the newsletter, and go have fun learning something!

The Kids Hall of Fame:
Spotlight on the famous and the soon-to-be famous kids throughout the world by age level (up to age 19). View the archive of their accomplishments. These children are positive peer role models for all kids.

ExploraVision Awards:
ExploraVision is a competition for students of all interest, skill, and ability levels in grades K-12. The purpose of the competition is to encourage students to combine their imaginations with the tools of science to create and explore a vision of a future technology.

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