Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Inventions!


Lemelson Center's Invention at Play is a fabulous site for exploration.  It also has stories about inventors.  Here are some of the highlights.

Tinker ball (click here)


Place the gadgets in the correct place in order to get the ball to drop in the cup. 

Cloud Maker (click here)
Design your own cloud and watch it move across the sky.



Puzzle Blocks (like tangrams) (click here)
Place the blocks in the correct place to fill in the shape.  Blocks can be rotated.  Help will show the lines where the blocks should be placed, but only for a short time.


Stories about Inventors (click here)
Includes stories from little know and well know inventors.



Lemelson Center's Invention at Play is a wonderful site.  It offers a place to read about different inventions and inventors, but also a place to explore, solve puzzles, and create.  This one is worth bookmarking!

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