Lesson Plans For Young Inventors and Entrepreneurs!
Lesson plans and endless teaching resources for every age that you can use to develop and make it easier for you to teach the Entrepreneurial Mindset!
PBS History Detectives – Inventions – amazing resources complete with teacher guides, lesson plans and – you guessed it- videos! >>http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/
A virtual gold mine of ideas and lesson plans that explore the how, when and what was invented and the process and significance of each.
PBS Learning Media has over 3000 lesson plans and activities written for the home educator >>http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/ (type “entrepreneur” in the search box and check out all the resources!! I’m like a kid in a candyshop!)
Discovery Education has lesson plans Inventors & Inventions >> http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/inventors-and-inventions-1.cfm
Lemelson-MIT: Celebrating invention, inspiring youth
Jerome H. Lemelson, one of U.S. history’s most prolific inventors, and his wife Dorothy founded the Lemelson-MIT Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994. It is funded by The Lemelson Foundation and administered by MIT’s School of Engineering.
- HowToons; using tools to build and draw your prototype
- The Inventor’s Handbook – guide for all from what can be patented to licensing your
- Videos & Games For Inventors!
- Profiles of great inventors throughout history
- JV InvenTeam Activity Guide for fun ways to engage inventors grades 7-10
Contests and Hall of Fame Opps For Young Inventors
National Invention Competition for Kids PreK-College! No deadlines, see list of previous winners, loads of great resources!>>http://www.nmoe.org/students/siba.htm
TV Reality Shows For Inventors:
Inventor Spot – EXCELLENT resource, hilarious blog!
There used to be a blog featuring moms helping moms get their ideas out there….anyone know of another one I missed? A great idea for a blog if you are so inclined!
Associations & Networks For Inventors:
Invent Now! – lots of contests and games to encourage the inventor in your child
Teacher’s Vision; Invention Lesson Plans– An excellent resource packed with ideas and lesson plans!
Scholastic’s Teacher Website; Online Theme Units and mini lessons on Inventions
From Invention to Innovation – a PDF from Pierce Law IP Mall-a little thick to get through, but gives you everything you need to know. Maybe for the more advanced student.
FTC (Federal Trade Commission) – the government clearinghouse on what you need to know to register a trademark, copyright and all that stuff!
I think -know – I just skimmed the surface of what is available out there but I wanted to publish this before the end of the century! Hopefully, these resources will help you get started – or at least realize that you really could actually take your idea from concept to market!
Have you done anything like this? Let know what helped you or just tell us about your invention you took to market!