Resources to Support Inventive Thinking, B. Gasior
Use this Video to Introduce the History of Invention
Do You Know How the Flexible Drinking Straw was Invented?
Play this timeline game to learn the history of inventions.
Start Thinking Like an Inventor
The US Patent and Trademark Website is a great place to let students explore the invention process, patents and creative thinking. There are lots of teacher resources that can help you engage students in discovery learning.
The Invention Mini lessons from Scholastic are ready to use invention lessons.These Invention Convention Task Cards can be used to spur student thinking about inventing and can be used as a learning center.
Places of Invention
What kind of place stimulates creative minds and sparks a surge of invention and innovation? To find out, students can click a pin on the map to start exploring. They can also add a new story for a place of invention that they know about. Visitors in the Places of Invention exhibition at the National Museum of American History will see their story on an interactive map.