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Inspiring Invention—Fun Sites for Kids

Ask Dr. Universe!
A colorful, fun source for kids to ask science questions or just explore!

Bill Nye the Science Guy
An extension of the TV science marvel for kids, featuring online questions, facts and experiment demos.

Camp Invention
Summer day camp for kids sponsored by the National Inventor's Hall of Fame that focuses on inventive thinking and problem solving.

"Design Squad"
Produced by WGBH Boston, "Design Squad" promotes engineering for youth through outreach programs across the United States, and the co-host is 2007 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize winner Nathan Ball.

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST)
A non-profit organization to excite young people about science and engineering through a robotics competition, LEGO league and more.

Fun Brain
An educational site for children and teachers abound with games that focus on math and grammar

Girl Tech
Fun, enthusiastic site aimed to inspire girls to be more involved in invention and science.

Homework resources including, reference tools, news and science project ideas for students.

Step-by-step cartoons for children, explaining scientific concepts and encouraging hands-on learning through building

An interactive and informative site inspiring kids to invent. Abound with colorful games, this site also contains resources and tips for teachers.

National Gallery for America's Young Inventors
A national competition that inducts six young talented American inventors annually into the National Gallery—a museum to preserve and promote great inventions produced by America's youth.

Science Bytes
University of Tennessee pilot science projects/experiments posted to educate and encourage classroom feedback and questions.

Super Science Fair Projects
Super Science Fair Projects offers a step-by-step guide to science fair projects for students in middle school through high school. There are links to over 100,000 science projects, science experiments, and science fair project ideas. A guide for parents and teachers is also available.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Kids' Pages
Information and answers for kids provided by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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