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Kids Inventing!


Kids Inventing!

A Handbook for Young Inventors
1. Aufl.

von: Susan Casey

10,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 30.11.2005
ISBN/EAN: 9780471738169
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 144

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Have you ever seen inventors on TV or in the newspaper and thought, "That could be me!" Well, it certainly could—and this book shows you how. <i>Kids Inventing!</i> gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for turning your ideas into realities for fun, competition, and even profit. <p>From finding an idea and creating a working model to patenting, manufacturing, and selling your invention, you get expert guidance in all the different stages of inventing. You'll see how to keep an inventor's log, present your ideas, and work as part of a team or with a mentor. You'll meet inspiring kids just like you who designed their own award-winning inventions. And you'll see how to prepare for the various state and national invention contests held each year, as well as international competitions and science fairs.</p>
<p>Foreword vii<br />by <i>Nicholas D. Frankovits</i> and <i>Leila Gay Evans</i></p> <p>Acknowledgments ix</p> <p><b>Introduction 1</b></p> <p><b>1 Getting an Idea 3</b></p> <p>Look for a Problem to Solve 4</p> <p>Break Problems into Smaller Parts 5</p> <p>Think about Improving Something You Already Enjoy 7</p> <p>Think about Solving a Community Problem 11</p> <p>Think about the Needs of Others 13</p> <p>Find an Idea Through Research 15</p> <p>Find a Use for Something You Discover 18</p> <p>Is Your Idea an Invention? 20</p> <p>Activities 20</p> <p><b>2 Keeping a Journal or an Inventor’s Log and Writing a Report 23</b></p> <p>Logs and Journals 23</p> <p>Reports 34</p> <p>Inventor’s Logs, Journals, and Reports as Part of a Display 35</p> <p>Activities 36</p> <p><b>3 Making a Model 37</b></p> <p>Start with a Sketch 39</p> <p>Make a List of Materials 39</p> <p>List the Tools You Will Need 40</p> <p>Estimate Costs 41</p> <p>Inventory Your Skills and Acquire Others 41</p> <p>Set up a Workshop 42</p> <p>Ask for Help and Be Safe 43</p> <p>Make a Scale Model 45</p> <p>Activities 46</p> <p><b>4 Naming Your Invention 50</b></p> <p>Name Your Invention after Yourself 50</p> <p>Name Your Invention for What It Does 51</p> <p>Use Word Tricks in Naming Your Invention 52</p> <p>Name Your Invention for Its Sound 53</p> <p>Name Your Invention for Its Feel 53</p> <p>Give Your Invention a Catchy Name 54</p> <p>Activities 56</p> <p><b>5 Participating in Competitions, Programs, and Camps 57</b></p> <p>What You Can Gain by Entering an Invention Contest 58</p> <p>Preparing for Competition 58</p> <p>Camps 65</p> <p>Activities 65</p> <p><b>6 Inventing as a Team 66</b></p> <p>Teamwork Calls for Cooperation and Compromise 66</p> <p>Small Teams 70</p> <p>Large Teams 71</p> <p>Activities 73</p> <p><b>7 Learning with a Mentor 74</b></p> <p>Mentors Are Guides 74</p> <p>School Mentor Programs 77</p> <p>Mentors from the Business Community 78</p> <p>Activities 81</p> <p><b>8 Patenting an Invention 82</b></p> <p>How Inventions Are Patented 82</p> <p>The Patent Search 83</p> <p>Types of Patents 85</p> <p>Patent Applications 90</p> <p>Patent Infringement 91</p> <p>Activities 94</p> <p><b>9 Registering a Trademark 95</b></p> <p>Trademarks Are All Around You 95</p> <p>Trademark Symbols 95</p> <p>Types of Trademarks 96</p> <p>Applying for a Trademark 97</p> <p>Trademarks instead of Patents 98</p> <p>Activities 101</p> <p><b>10 Manufacturing, Packaging, and Selling an Invention 102</b></p> <p>Product Development 105</p> <p>Find the Right Company to Manufacture Your Invention 109</p> <p>Selling Your Invention 109</p> <p>Licensing Your Invention 111</p> <p>Activities 114</p> <p>Appendix A: Suggested Reading 116</p> <p>Appendix B: Useful Web Sites 117</p> <p>Appendix C: Invention Competitions, Programs, and Camps 119</p> <p>Index 129</p> <p>Photo Credits 134</p>
Inventions solve problems in daily life, and this nifty book solves the problems of how to go about inventing. From identifying a problem in your work to thinking about how to solve it, the information is broken down into small solvable parts. <p>So how do you come up with a problem? Hone your observational skills and look around. Stories of inventions developed by young scientists who responded to their own needs or those of their community provide the backbone and wonder of this inspirational book.</p> <p>Some ideas come through observation, some through research, and some from searching for a use for something. Next, the inventor can turn to journaling or model making or can learn with a mentor. For those really great ideas, the book discusses patenting, designing a trademark, and manufacturing and selling the product. There are many websites, programs, competitions, and camps found in the appendices.</p> <p>Students can be great inventors because life is newer to them and they take less for granted. Awareness is the first step to discovery. What a wonderful little book for showing children other children as inventors... and they can learn how to become one themselves!</p> <p>--NSTA Recommends</p>
SUSAN CASEY is an English teacher, a journalist, a speaker, and the author of Women Invent! Two Centuries of Discovery That Have Shaped Our World. To find out more about Susan, visit her web site at www.susancaseybooks.com.
Have you ever seen inventors on TV or in the newspaper and thought, "That could be me!" Well, it certainly could—and this book shows you how. Kids Inventing! gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for turning your ideas into realities for fun, competition, and even profit. <p>From finding an idea and creating a working model topatenting, manufacturing, and selling your invention, you get expert guidance in all the different stages of inventing. You'll see how to keep an inventor's log, present your ideas, and work as part of a team or with a mentor. You'll meet inspiring kids just like you who designed their own award-winning inventions. And you'll see how to prepare for the various state and national invention contests held each year, as well as international competitions and science fairs.</p> <p>Discover how exciting it can be to rethink the world around you, solve problems, and surprise and delight others with the results. Anything's possible with Kids Inventing! (Who knows—you might even become famous!)</p>

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