Invention Resources Online
Fun PBS videos of new inventions
Dr. Ed helps you plan, design, build, test and market an original idea.
U.S. Patent Office Kid's Pages
Use your imagination and invent
Inventing Modern America:
From the Microwave to the Mouse
Inventors and Inventions
Profiles thirty-five inventors and their creation of everyday objects,
exploring the life and work of five of these scientists. Choose one of
the inventors' qualities: courage, insight, know-how, vision, and perseverance,
and learn more about them.
Enchanted Learning's A -Z easy-to-use listing of inventors
PBS presents this timeline from the lightning rod to Hubble telescope.
It offers a timeline of inventions from 1752 to the present.
and Their Inventors
Discover the stories behind the invention of the tools, machines, and
work-saving devices you use on a regular basis; you may be surprised at
how some common, everyday things (and many not-so-common things) really
came into existence.
Each week Invention Dimension profiles a different American inventor.
The Invention Archives are organized alphabetically by invention. To view
inventions, click on one of the blue letters.
Invention Sites for Kids
Read about inventors of the ski, sailboard, surgical robot, unfolding
structures, water purifier, barbed wire, Velcro, Kevlar, post-it note,
microwave, high-efficiency wind turbine, and telephone. See sketches of
the first telephone. Try your hand at a puzzle or word game, or draw your
own sketch online
National Gallery for
America's Young Inventors
Run by the Partnership for America's Future, Inc., the Gallery houses
award-winning inventions created by the youth of America.
The Farnsworth Chronicles
A bored 13-year-old plowing the fields of his father's farm? This hardly
seems the fertile ground for the idea of television. But that's how Philo
T. Farnsworth first began thinking of his revolutionary invention. The
chronicles are like chapters in the life of Farnsworth. Did he ever get
full credit for his invention? Tune into the Farnsworth Chronicles to
Inventors and Innovation
4,000 Years of Women
Biographies and pictures of over 125 women who have contributed to the
history of science and technology.