I want to be an inventor. How do I become an engineer?
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How do I get started becoming an engineer? I’m just a kid.
This is a real camp especially for young inventors, held around the country. It is sponsored by The National Inventors Hall of Fame and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Design a Pneumatic or air-powered machine
Invent your own air-powered machine. Draw a picture of what your machine might look like. What kind of air source will you use? Balloons, hair dryer, fan, your breath, etc. Practice being an engineer.
Learn how engineers are making the world a better place for future generations and how you can help.
The Jim Henson Company and DHX Media’s newest animated preschool series “Doozers” focuses on four Doozers kids who live in Doozer Creek. Dubbed “the Pod Squad,” Spike, Molly Bolt, Flex, and Daisy Wheel engage in exciting projects to DESIGN, CREATE, and INNOVATE. These Doozers are DOERS – they put their ideas into action! Hulu original series.
You’ll have the power to make a difference! By becoming an engineer, you can help solve problems that are important to society.
A free curriculum created especially for kids in grades 3 – 5 in out-of-school time programs! Follow India and Jacob as they solve real-life problems by using the engineering design process.
The Engines of Our Ingenuity
Read or listen to this radio program that tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity. Over 1000 shows here. Click on the list numbers to find the content. Use the keyword page.
Idea Generation Techniques
Ideas are things that come and go and fairly frequently too. However, the really great ideas usually spring unexpectedly in moments of inspiration. Get those ideas flowing with these techniques!
Helps children develop their innovative and creative potential. At iKIDS, children can experience innovation and creativity in “real time”. iKIDS also provides helpful information to teachers and parents.
David Pogue hosts a four-part special series exploring the materials that will shape our future. Aired August 21, 2013 on PBS. Learn about the future of making stuff stronger, smaller, cleaner, and smarter.
Use this quick and fun activity anywhere, anytime. Try SCAMPERing in the car, while walking, or just sitting around! It’s a game for inventive kids.
US Patent and Trademark Kids Pages
People have invented some truly odd things. Businesses have some strange trademarks. But this is also a site with lots of games to play while you learn how to patent your inventions or trademark your art.