Our lives are full of amazing inventions! Yet it often doesn't occur to us that there was ever a time when certain things did not exist. In our July/August issue, we decided to have some fun while exploring great American inventions. So for every letter in the alphabet, we found an American invention - from airplane to zipper. In between, you can read about everything from the frozen food to the light bulb to the windshield wiper. Try your hand at our crossword puzzle, which is made up of other American inventions from Barbie doll to earmuffs. Are you interested in being an inventor or do you have an idea for a cool creation? We've included an article that highlights some programs for kids who have a fascination for fun ideas and solving problems. In addition, we offer a list of Web sites that might help the inventor in you!