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American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) EngineeringK12 Center
The ASSE EngineeringK12 Center's Web site is a comprehensive resource for engineering education. With a mission to inspire students through science and math education in the classroom, the Center offers a large outreach program database, creative lesson plans, and links to educational resources for students and teachers.

Cornell Theory Center's Math and Science Gateway
The Math and Science Gateway provides online informational resources on various disciplines of math and science such as astronomy, biology, and meteorology, for educators and students in grades 9-12.

Dr. Bob's Interesting Science Stuff
An interactive site to explore, learn and ask questions, focusing on scientific facts and mysteries.

The Exploratorium Museum
An excellent interactive Web site with online exhibits in science, art and human perception.

The Franklin Institute Science Museum
Online exhibits and science information from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

Greatest Engineering Achievements of the Twentieth Century
A Web gallery celebrating the engineering feats that have had the greatest impact on our time, by the National Academy of Engineering.

Educational site including classroom activities and experiments with plastics, as well as lesson plans and background materials for teachers, and links to information on history of plastics, recycling, resource conservation, food safety, sports and more.

History of Toys and Games
This exhibit, showcased on the History Channel's Web site, details the history of some of the most popular and timeless children's toys, including information about their origins and inventors.

How Everyday Things are Made
This site features over four hours of video detailing how every day items are manufactured. Its virtual factory tours show processes such as forging, casting, and injection molding for over 40 different household products.

How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life
Message board Q & A for the everyday mysteries of physics and technology.

Inventing the Scream Machine
The history of the roller coaster, from the Russian Mountains to Coney Island, presented by Britannica.com

Education and news for inventors, plus information about invention for kids.

A comprehensive database on invention including history, patent searches, marketing and services.

Kinetic City
Kinetic City is an excellent resource for teachers and students. Produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, with funding from the National Science Foundation, this site provides educational and informative games about science. This colorful, animated Web site features mind games such as "All Systems Are Go," in which the user matches organs with correlating body systems, and "Gravity Launch," which launches a spaceship into orbit after the thrust and angle are determined. A visitor can create a free user account to track scores and progress of science skills.

Learn From the Past, Create the Future
This great PDF booklet can be printed and distributed to any young inventor looking for more information about inventions, patents, and the invention process. It includes games, an inventor's glossary, and an invention journal to encourage creativity.

The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Fantastic online exhibits, games, resources and information about invention and innovation, sponsored by the Lemelson Center at the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of American History.

The MadSci Network
Have your science questions answered in "the laboratory that never sleeps!"

Math and Reading Help For Kids
Articles and resources for parents and teachers of kids with special needs

The MIT Museum

MIT Outreach Programs

Physical Sciences Information Gateway
This portal is a free service that offers Internet resources on the physical sciences for students, researchers and practitioners. It contains over 13,000 links to useful and credible information selected by information professionals and subject specialists.

This is the free patent search, analytics and patent mapping site run by IPVision, Inc., a company founded by MIT management and computer science faculty members. You can search US Patents and Applications and then produce interactive patent citation landscape maps.

Educational site about solar technology and the way it shapes our world.

Teachers' Domain
Created by WGBH, Teachers' Domain provides information and classroom tools for teachers on a variety of topics in Science and Social Studies. This site offers resources catalogued by grade level, including a multimedia digital library, online professional development classes, and detailed lesson plans.

Totally Absurd
Weekly weird and wacky patents, with previous entries such as the cranium cooler and pet toilet



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