Through the Imagination
Think about everyday things you do.
Can you change them in some way to make it easier? Create a chat
Clicking on the Chat
icon on the side of this page
Click on "Create
type in a name for
meet with friends
to discuss your ideas.
Leave your ideas
in the chat room for others to see and use as an inspiration
- If you want a copy of your list,
click on the "^Chat Log" button, and then
- click on "Print" on your
- If you'd like to share your ideas
with us, copy and paste your ideas from the Chat room into the
Message Center under Chapter Six "Brainstorming Inventions".
Or look at National Geographics "Vision
of the Future" page for ideas.
Inventors and their Inventions
If you would like to
be an inventor, you should investigate other inventors. You can
click on the Inventors page
for links to a timeline of inventions,
an alphabetical listing of inventors, and many other links.
Create your own invention
you can invent, you should also research to gather data about
your invention. Use
the search engines and tips in the Scribe's
Search Engine Help Page.
to see if anyone has already thought of the idea. Visit this page
from the US Postal Service
about getting a patent for inventions.
about the steps your would use to produce your invention. Here
are a few links to show how products are made from raw materials
to the final product;
paper is Made - from the Wisconsin Paper Council
it takes to be an Inventor
suggestions from the 3M company on what they look for in an inventor
learn how one class created a sculpture from recycled materials
and achieved world fame.
Learn how Basic
machines work. Then use these machines in your invention.
Advertising your invention
that you have decided on your invention, write a short description
of it. Click
on the vote button on the right, choose the vote topic called "What
is the best invention?"
write a more detailed description of your invention, trying to persuade
others that it is a good idea. Copy and paste your detailed description
into the Message Center under Chapter 6 - "Invention Gazette".
OR you can create a POD to sell your invention. Use the skills you
learned in Chapter 5 for creating the POD. You can see a sample
Invention POD here.
that you have an invention.....You can take the following steps
to make it become a real invention:
Create a Business Plan with a little help from the Small
2. To Apply for a patent start with the help
pages for Independent Inventors at the United States Patent
and Trademark Office.
more practice with Inventions? Head onto the Transportation Station
to create a vehicle of the Future!