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Patents & Trademarks: Invention for Kids

Invention for Kids in Print

Books by Title:

50 green projects for the evil genius   by Jamil Shariff, McGraw-Hill, 2009

100 inventions that shaped world history   by Bill Yenne; Morton Grosser. Bluewood Books, 1993

1,000 inventions & discoveries   by Roger Francis Bridgman. DK Pub., 2002

2030 : a day in the life of tomorrow's kids   by Amy Zuckerman; James Daly; John Manders. Dutton Childrens Books, 2009

Accidents may happen   by Charlotte Foltz Jones; John O'Brien. Delacorte Press, 1996

The aeroplane  (Tales of Invention series) by Richard Spilsbury; Louise Spilsbury. Raintree, 2011

African-American inventors  by Otha Richard Sullivan; James Haskins. Capstone Press, 2010

African American women scientists and inventors   by Otha Richard Sullivan; James Haskins.  Wiley, 2002

Africans thought of it : amazing innovations   by Bathseba Opini; Richard B Lee.  Annick Press, ©2011

Airman   (fiction) by Eoin Colfer.  Hyperion Books for Children, ©2008

The airplane  (Tales of Invention series) by Richard Spilsbury; Louise Spilsbury. Heinemann Library, 2011

Albert Einstein and relativity for kids : his life and ideas with 21 activities and thought experiments   by Jerome Pohlen. Chicago Review Press, 2012

Amazing Leonardo da Vinci inventions you can build yourself : learn some hands-on history   by Maxine Anderson. Independent Publishers Group, 2006.

American inventions : a history of curious, extraordinary, and just plain useful patents   by Stephen Van Dulken. New York University Press, 2004

Amazing Leonardo da Vinci inventions you can build yourself   by Maxine Anderson.  Nomad Press, 2006

Antonio and the electric scream : the man who invented the telephone   by Sandra Meucci. Branden Books, 2010

The Arab world thought of it : inventions, innovations, and amazing facts   by Saima S Hussain. Annick Press, ©2013

Baffling & bizarre inventions   by Jim Murphy. Skyhorse Press, 2011

The big ideas that changed the world   by Julie Ferris, et al. Dorling Kindersley, 2010

Biomimicry  by Dora Lee; Margot Thompson. Kids Can Press, 2011

Black inventors by Keith C Holmes. Global Black Inventor Research Projects, 2008

Bleeps and blips to rocket ships : great inventions in communications   by Alannah Hegedus, et al. Tundra Books, 2001

Brain power : what's the big idea? : 2,400,000 years of inventions   by David Stewart. Barrons Educational Series, 2005

Brainstorm! : the stories of twenty American kid inventors by Tom Tucker; Richard Loehle. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995

Bright ideas : the age of invention in America, 1870-1910   by Ann Rossi. National Geographic, 2005

Bubble in the bathtub   (fiction) by Jo Nesbø; Mike Lowery; Tara Chase. Aladdin, 2011

Build a better mousetrap : make classic inventions, discover your problem-solving genius, and take the inventor's challenge   by Ruth Kassinger. John Wiley & Sons, 2002

The camera   (Tales of Invention series) by Chris Oxlade. Heinemann Library, 2011

The car   (Tales of Invention series) by Chris Oxlade. Heinemann Library, 2011

Case closed? : nine mysteries unlocked by modern science   by Susan Hughes; Michael Wandelmaier. Kids Can Press, 2010

The Chinese thought of it : amazing inventions and innovations   by Ting-xing Ye. Annick Press, 2009

The clock  (Tales of Invention series) by Richard Spilsbury; Louise Spilsbury. Heinemann Library, 2012

The computer  (Tales of Invention series) by Chris Oxlade. Heinemann Library, 2011

Cool brands   by Liz Gogerly. Lerner Publications, 2012

Cool stuff and how it works   by Chris Woodford; et al. Dorling Kindersley Pub, 2005

Cool stuff exploded : get inside modern technology   by Chris Woodford. DK Pub., 2008

Design it! : the ordinary things we use every day and the not-so-ordinary ways they came to be   by Rona Arato; Claudia Newell. Tundra Books, 2010

The encyclopedia of inventions   by Jessica Snyder Sachs. F. Watts, 2001

The entreclub handbook : an operating manual for student entrepreneurship clubs   by Loran Diehl Saito; National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA). The Alliance, 2002

Everyday Inventions by Meredith Hooper. Taplinger Pub. Co., 1972

Evil inventions   by Nick Arnold; Tony De Saulles. Scholastic, 2007

Fantastic flying fun with science : science you can fly, spin, launch, and ride   by Edwin J C Sobey; Bill Burg. McGraw-Hill, 2000

Ferris wheel! : George Ferris and his amazing invention   by Dani Sneed. Enslow Elementary, 2008

Five notable inventors   by Wade Hudson; Ron Garnett. Scholastic, 1995

The gadget book : and how really cool stuff works   by Chris Woodford. Dorling Kindersley, 2007

Genius : great inventors and their creations  by Jack Challoner; Science Museum (Great Britain). Carlton, 2010

Getting started as an entrepreneur : a guide for students  by National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, 2007

Girls think of everything : stories of ingenious inventions by women   by Catherine Thimmesh; Melissa Sweet. Houghton Mifflin, 2000

Gizmos & gadgets : creating science contraptions that work (& knowing why)   by Jill Frankel Hauser; Michael P Kline. Williamson Pub., 1999

Going up! : Elisha Otis's trip to the top   (Great idea series) by Monica Kulling; David Parkins. Tundra Books, 2012

 

Great discoveries & inventions that advanced industry and technology  by Antonio Casanellas. Gareth Stevens, 2000

Great inventions   by Richard Wood; Graham Back; et al. Time-Life Books, 1995

Great inventions of the 20th century   by Peter Jedicke. Chelsea House, 2007

Great lives, invention and technology   by Milton Lomask. Scribner, 1991

Great medieval projects you can build yourself  by Kris Bordessa; Shawn Braley, Nomad Press, 2008.

Gunpowder  (Tales of invention series)  by Chris Oxlade. Heinemann Library, 2012

House of invention : the secret life of everyday products   by David Lindsay. Lyons Press, 2000

How things work   by Neil Ardley. Reader's Digest Association, 1995

I spy car numbers and badges   by David Hodges, et al. Michelin, 1998

I is for idea : an inventions alphabet   by Marcia Schonberg, et al. Sleeping Bear Press , 2005

Icons of invention : American patent models by Barbara Suit Janssen. Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, 1990

An illustrated timeline of inventions and inventors   by Kremena Spengler; Rick Morgan. Picture Window Books/Capstone, 2012

In the bag! : Margaret Knight wraps it up   (Great idea series) by Monica Kulling; David Parkins. Tundra Books, 2011

Inventing modern America : from the microwave to the mouse   by David E Brown. MIT Press, 2002

Inventing the computer   by Marsha Groves. Crabtree Pub. Co., 2007

Inventioneering : nurturing intellectual talent in the classroom   by Bob Stanish; Carol Singletary. Good Apple, Inc., 1987

Inventions   by Glenn Murphy, et al. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2009

Inventions & extensions : high-interest, creative-thinking activities   by Geri Blond; Doris Spivack. Incentive Publications, 1991

Inventions : inventors & ingenious ideas   by Peter Turvey; David Salariya. Franklin Watts, 1992

Inventions of the 1700s   by Michael Burgan. Compass Point Books, 2008

Invitation to invent : a physical science unit for high-ability learners in grades 3-4 by Bruce A Bracken, et al. Prufrock Press, 2010

The inventive thinking curriculum project : an outreach program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office   by Marion Canedo; United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1997

Inventors and inventions : creative cross-curricular activities   by Lorraine Hopping Egan. Scholastic Professional Books, 1997

Inventors at Work The Minds and Motivation Behind Modern Inventions  by Brett Stern. Apress, 2012

Inventors who changed the world   by Angela Royston.  Crabtree Pub., 2011

It's a snap! : George Eastman's first photograph   (Great idea series) by Monica Kulling; Bill Slavin. Tundra Books, 2009

Joey Green's rainy day magic : 443 fun, simple projects to do with kids using brand-name products you've already got around the house   by Joey Green. Fair Winds Press, 2006

JLA Green Lantern's book of inventions   by Clare Hibbert. Dorling Kindersley Pub., 2005

The kids' guide to robots   by Angela Royston.  Capstone Press, 2011

Kids inventing : a handbook for young inventors  by Barbara J Davis. John Wiley, 2010

The kids' invention book   by Arlene Erlbach. Lerner Publications Co., , 1997

The Klutz book of inventions   by John Cassidy, et al. Klutz, 2010

Latin Americans thought of it : amazing innovations   by Eva Salinas. Annick Press, 2012

Learn from the past, create the future : inventions and patents   by Maria de Icaza. World Intellectual Property Organization, 2007

The light bulb  (Tales of Invention series) by Chris Oxlade. Heinemann Library/Capstone, 2012

Machines and inventions   by Ian Graham. Childrens Press, 2008

The man who invented the ferris wheel : the genius of George Ferris   by Danell Dykstra. Enslow Publishers, 2013

Melonhead   by Katy Kelly; Gillian Johnson. Delacorte Press, ©2009

Mistakes that worked   by Charlotte Foltz Jones; John O'Brien. Doubleday, 1991

A Native American thought of it : amazing inventions and innovations   by Rocky Landon; David MacDonald. Annick Press, 2008

Nuclear energy   (Tales of invention series) by Chris Oxlade. Heinemann Library/Capstone, 2012

Pop-up house of inventions : hundreds of fabulous facts about your home   by Robert Crowther. Candlewick Press, 2009

The printing press  (Tales of Invention series) by Richard Spilsbury; Louise Spilsbury. Heinemann Library/Capstone, 2012

The radio   (Tales of Invention series) by Richard Spilsbury; Louise Spilsbury. Heinemann Library, 2012

Reinvent the wheel : make classic inventions, discover your problem-solving genius, and take the inventor's challenge   by Ruth Kassinger. Wiley, 2001

Resource of Creative and Inventive Activities! First Edition   by Elizabeth Comp Rowland; Richardson TX National Inventive Thinking Association; Leonard Comp Molotsky, 1994

Return of gonzo gizmos : more projects & devices to channel your inner geek   by Simon Fieldger. Chicago Review Press, 2006

Right sisters : women inventors tell their stories   by Julia Rhodes; Patricia Harrelson. Outskirts Press, 2010

The Secret Science Alliance and the copycat crook   by Eleanor Davis. Bloomsbury, 2009

Shooting hoops and skating loops : great inventions in sports   by Alannah Hegedus, et al. Tundra Books, 1999

Smithsonian visual timeline of inventions   by Richard Platt. Dorling Kindersley, 1994

So you want to be an inventor?   by Judith St George; David Small. Philomel Books, 2002

Solar power  (Tales of Invention series) by Chris Oxlade. Heinemann Library, 2002

The spirit of invention : the story of the thinkers, creators, and dreamers who formed our nation   by J M Fenster, et al. HarperCollins, 2009

Steve Jobs : the man who thought different : a biography   by Karen Blumenthal. Feiwel and Friends, 2012

STORM : the Infinity Code   (fiction) by E L Young. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2008

The story of inventions   by Anna Claybourne; Adam Larkum. Usborne, 2007

The submarine  (Tales of Invention series) by Richard Spilsbury; Louise Spilsbury. Heinemann Library, 2011

The telephone  (Tales of Invention series) by Richard Spilsbury; Louise Spilsbury. Heinemann Library, 2011

The television  (Tales of Invention series) by Richard Spilsbury; Louise Spilsbury. Heinemann Library, 2012

The Templeton twins have an idea (fiction) nbsp;by Ellis Weiner; Jeremy Holmes. Chronicle Books, ©2012

Thomas Edison : genius of the electric age  by Tetsuya Kurosawa; Tatsuyoshi Kobayashi. Shogakukan/VIZ Media, 2011

The top ten inventions that changed the world   by Chris Oxlade. PowerKids Press, 2010

Toys! : amazing stories behind some great inventions   by Don L Wulffson. H. Holt, 2000

Untrapping your inventiveness : lessons in creative thinking and the inventive process   by Janet DiSilvestro, et al. Creative Learning Press, 1992

What a great idea! : inventions that changed the world   by Steve Tomecek; Dan Stuckenschneider. Scholastic Nonfiction, 2003

Women inventors & their discoveries   by Ethlie Ann Vare; Greg Ptacek. Oliver Press, 1993

Women inventors who changed the world   by Sandra Braun. Rosen Central, 2012

The Wright brothers : inventors whose ideas really took flight   by Mike Venezia. Children's Press, 2010

Invention for Kids on the Internet

History:

Temple of Invention - History of a National Landmark (Smithsonian)

Thomas Edison – National Historic Park

 

Introduction:

USPTO Kids

Patents - a comic book (WIPO)

Trademarks - a comic book (WIPO)

Copyright - a comic book (WIPO)

Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright (LOC) 

The Arts and Copyright (WIPO) 

Patent It Now (From InventNow)

  

 

Famous Inventors:

Alexander Graham Bell 

Thomas Edison 

Samuel Morse 

Enrico Fermi 

 

 

Inventors Hall of Fame

National Inventors Hall of Fame 

National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum 

 

 

Young Inventor Showcase:

 

National Gallery for America's Young Inventors 

 

Young Inventors Showcase (Children's Museum of Houston)

Invention Scouts

 

 

Stories of Inventors and Their Inventions

Innovative Lives (Smithsonian) 

 

 

Activities & Experiments:

Food Safety Education for Kids and Teens (USDA) 

Get Creative with Nanoscale Inventions (Smithsonian SPARK!Lab) 

Invent a Driving Sparky (Smithsonian SPARK!Lab) 

Join Our Pest Patrol: A Backyard Activity Book for Kids on Integrated Pest Management (EPA) 

Make a Light Bulb (Smithsonian SPARK!Lab) 

More SPARK!Lab activities and experiments... 

Space & back! - How we can all use NASA's tools (NASA) 

Taking America's Measure (NIST) 

 

Teacher's Resources:

Science of Innovation (NBC Learn, videos)

Chemistry Education Resources(ACS)  

EEK! Teacher's Page (Wisconsin Dept. of Natual Resources)  

eGFI - Dream Up the Future(ASEE)  

K-12 Curriculum (USPTO)

National Science Teachers Association

The Physics Teacher (AAPT)

Inventions All Around Us (Scholastic - Teachers)

Smithsonian Education - Educators

TeacherVision (Pearson Education) (Lesson plans, printable and more...)

 

 

Searching for IP:

Google Patents 

Trademarkia 

"Sound Mark" Examples 

 

 

Programs:

Camp Invention

Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

The Lemelson-MIT Program

 

  

News:

Science for Kids (EurekAlert)

Science News for Kids

 

Ask Scientists:

Bill Nye the Science Guy

Cornell CCMR: Ask A Scientist

Newton (DOE)

 

Additional Resources:

Air Quality Index for Kids (EPA) 

Climate Kids (NASA)

Cool Science for Kids (HHMI) 

Design Squad Nation (PBS Kids)

Earthquake for Kids (USGS)

Energy Kids

EPA Students

Family Health Websites for Kids and Teens (CDC)

Fun Brain (Pearson Education)

HISTORY Games

Howtoons

iKids

Invention at Play (Smithsonian)

InventNow

Just for Kids (UIUC)

Kid's Game(National Dairy Council)

Kids.gov

KidsInvent! for Kids

Kids Zone (ED)

The Lawrence Hall of Science

Makey Makey

National Geographic Kids

NASA Kids Club

PBS Kids

Rube Goldberg

Science Kids

Science for Kids (ACS)

Science for Kids (USDA)

Smithsonian Education - Students: a place for kids to explore, discover, and learn 

Smithsonian Kids

Try Engineering

Water Sense Kids (EPA)

USDA for Kids

 

 

 

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