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Inventing America Issue Date: 02-01-2009

Cool Spots imageCelebrate Black History Month at Culture and Change: Black History in America, where you can honor important inventors who belong to The Top Ten African-American Inventors, http://teacher.scholastic.
. From whimsical creations to invaluable inventions, many African-Americans have contributed amazing innovations to our society. First choose an inventor you’d like to learn about, such as Otis Boykin or Dr. Patricia Bath. You can then click on Find Out More to discover what made the inventor unique and what obstacles he or she overcame.

Visit: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/inventors
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Inventive Edison Issue Date: 09-14-2008

Cool Spots imageDiscover one of the greatest inventors of all time at The Lemelson Center's Edison Invents, http://invention.
. Budding inventors will love Make a Light Bulb, where you can try to replicate one of Thomas Edison's cool discoveries with parental supervision. Brush up on Edison's history when you read his story to get the scoop on his childhood, inventions and future business endeavors. Every time you turn on your lights or listen to music, be sure to remember this awesome inventor who bettered the world with his amazing scientific talents and visionary accomplishments.

Visit: http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/edison/default.asp
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It Changed My Life Issue Date: 10-21-2007

Cool Spots imageAwesome inventions and the stories that accompany them can be found at The History of Invention, www.cbc.ca/kids/general/the-lab/history-of-invention/default.html. Ever wonder what people did before toothpaste was invented? I am sure your dentist would be very interested to know that even the ancient Egyptians believed in dental hygiene! Put on your bathing suit and dive into Swimming Pools to find out how these blue bodies of water became popular. Saddle up with the Sarmatians for the ride of your life , or climb aboard the Space Shuttle for out-of this-world info. Check back for new entries!

Visit: www.cbc.ca/kids/general/the-lab/history-of-invention/default.html
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Tubular Transportation Issue Date: 09-17-2006

Cool Spots imageZoom through Transportation Futuristics at www.lib.berkeley.edu/
. See whirlybird creations that never took flight, and peek at high hopes held for helicopters. The monorail is still in the works as engineers straighten the kinks. Since the 1940s, automobiles have been the most popular method of transportation, and ideas to improve them have included everything from self-navigation to jet propulsion. Click on the Oddities Gallery to see creative inventions. Where will the imaginations of these inventors take you?

Visit: www.lib.berkeley.edu/news_events/exhibits/futuristics
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Answer the Phone Issue Date: 07-24-2005

Cool Spots imageHello, operator? Please connect me to The Telephone at www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/
. Ring out in celebration as you get to know the telephone inventor himself, Alexander Graham Bell, in People and Events. The telephone has evolved over the years. Visit the Gallery and take the Telephones Through the Years Tour. In Special Feature, spread the buzz about forgotten inventors and inventions such as the can opener and blue jeans. Timeline will have you dialing your way from 1750 to 1990 while covering some of America's technological innovations and inventions. This site will call to you.

Visit: www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/telephone
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