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The Power of Invention

The Power of Invention
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Cobblestone February 2019. This special issue of COBBLESTONE portrays great inventors from America’s past and present and is packed with information about how to become an inventor!

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Cobblestone February 2019

From Benjamin Franklin’s research with electricity in the 1750s to the moon landing in 1969 and smartphones in the 21st century, U.S. invention and history have been connected. This special issue of COBBLESTONE portrays great inventors from America’s past and present and is packed with information about how to become an inventor!  Meet kid inventors who developed a curb-climbing wheelchair, food-preserving paper, a rescue vehicle, and more, including an interview with some of the winners of the 2018 Spark!Lab Dr. InBae Yoon Invent It Challenge! Learn how inventors patent their creations, discover famous products invented by accident, and even try your own hand at inventing. Special thanks to the Lemelson-MIT Program and Spark!Lab Dr. InBae Yoon Invent It Challenge for their collaboration on this issue!


Get inspired by these inventive articles:

“Calling All Inventors” by Leigh B. Estabrooks

“Get Set to Invent” by Mark Clemens

“Invention Protection” by Will Bremen

“One More Time” by Kathiann M. Kowalski

“Expert Advice”

“Introducing the FilTurbine Guttering System!” by Meg Chorlian

“Innovating for Today’s Consumers: Insights from Procter & Gamble” by Kathiann M. Kowalski

“Accidents Happen” by Andrew Matthews

“Hooked! Meet Inventor Katelyn M. Sweeney” by Meg Chorlian

“Camps, Clubs, and Contests, Oh, My!” by Andrew Matthews

“Time to Invent” Aadapted from the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation


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