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  • The spinning jenny, steam engine, submarine, and flush toilet are just a few inventions of the 18th century.

  • The saftey pin, typewriter, and sewing machine were invented this century!
  • Crayons, airplanes and tea bags were invented in this century!
  • On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright flew a man powered aircraft for the first time. It wasnt the first time man flew, and it certainly was not the last. Take off on a discovery of mans attempts to fly. Presented by Scholastic.
  • Biographies of famous latin or hispanic inventors from the latin world: Narciso Monturiol, Ellen Ochoa, Baruj Benacerraf, Carlos Finlay, Bernardo Houssay, Luis Federico Leloir, Cesar Milstein, Severo Ochoa de Albornoz, Santiago Ramon y Cajal and Miguel Servet.
  • Read about the "inventor of the week" at this MIT site.
  • The "google" of invention sites - read more about women inventors, African-American inventors, colonial inventors and more.
  • Learn everything that goes on behind the design and operation of robots, in this wonderful online exhibit.
  • Create a model out of digital soda straws and animate it.
  • Throughout history, African Americans have invented some important and fun devices. Read about ten examples of men and women and see what they invented. Presented by Scholastic.

  • Read biographies of famous female inventors, like Mary Anderson who invented the windshield wiper!