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The Resource Kids inventing : a handbook for young inventors, Susan Casey

Kids inventing : a handbook for young inventors, Susan Casey

Label
Kids inventing : a handbook for young inventors
Title
Kids inventing
Title remainder
a handbook for young inventors
Statement of responsibility
Susan Casey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!)
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Casey, Susan
Dewey number
608
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T339
LC item number
.C355 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inventions
  • Children as inventors
  • Inventors
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Kids inventing : a handbook for young inventors, Susan Casey
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 116) and index
Contents
  • Look for a problem to solve
  • Break problems into smaller parts
  • Think about improving something you already enjoy
  • Think about solving a community problem
  • Think about the needs of others
  • Find an idea through research
  • Find a use for something you discover
  • Is your idea an invention?
  • Activities
  • 2.
  • Foreword
  • Keeping a journal or an inventor's log and writing a report
  • Logs and journals
  • Reports
  • Inventor's logs, journals, and reports as part of a display
  • Activities
  • 3.
  • Making a model
  • Start with a sketch
  • Make a list of materials
  • List the tools you will need
  • Nicholas D. Frankovits
  • Estimate costs
  • Inventory your skills and acquire others
  • Set up a workshop
  • Ask for help and be safe
  • Make a scale model
  • Activities --
  • and
  • Leila Gay Evans
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Getting an idea
  • Activities
  • 5.
  • Participating in competitions, programs, and camps
  • What you can gain by entering an invention contest
  • Preparing for competition
  • Camps
  • Activities
  • 6.
  • Inventing as a team
  • Teamwork calls for cooperation and compromise
  • 4.
  • Small teams
  • Large teams
  • Activities
  • 7.
  • Learning with a mentor
  • Mentors are guides
  • School mentor programs
  • Mentors from the business community
  • Activities
  • 8.
  • Naming your invention
  • Patenting an invention
  • How inventions are patented
  • The
  • patent search
  • Types of patents
  • Patent applications
  • patent infringement
  • Activities
  • 9.
  • Registering a trademark
  • Name your invention after yourself
  • Trademarks are all around you
  • Trademark symbols
  • Types of trademarks
  • Applying for a trademark
  • Trademarks instead of patents
  • Activities
  • 10.
  • Manufacturing, packaging, and selling an invention
  • Product development
  • Find the right company to manufacture your invention
  • Name your invention for what it does
  • Selling your invention
  • Licensing your invention
  • Activities
  • Appendix A : Suggested reading
  • Appendix B : Useful web sites
  • Appendix C : Invention competitions, programs and camps
  • Index
  • Photo credits
  • Use word tricks in naming your invention
  • Name your invention for its sound
  • Name your invention for its feel
  • Give your invention a catchy name
Control code
ocm57392967
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 134 p.
Isbn
9780471660866
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004031046
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)57392967
Label
Kids inventing : a handbook for young inventors, Susan Casey
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 116) and index
Contents
  • Look for a problem to solve
  • Break problems into smaller parts
  • Think about improving something you already enjoy
  • Think about solving a community problem
  • Think about the needs of others
  • Find an idea through research
  • Find a use for something you discover
  • Is your idea an invention?
  • Activities
  • 2.
  • Foreword
  • Keeping a journal or an inventor's log and writing a report
  • Logs and journals
  • Reports
  • Inventor's logs, journals, and reports as part of a display
  • Activities
  • 3.
  • Making a model
  • Start with a sketch
  • Make a list of materials
  • List the tools you will need
  • Nicholas D. Frankovits
  • Estimate costs
  • Inventory your skills and acquire others
  • Set up a workshop
  • Ask for help and be safe
  • Make a scale model
  • Activities --
  • and
  • Leila Gay Evans
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Getting an idea
  • Activities
  • 5.
  • Participating in competitions, programs, and camps
  • What you can gain by entering an invention contest
  • Preparing for competition
  • Camps
  • Activities
  • 6.
  • Inventing as a team
  • Teamwork calls for cooperation and compromise
  • 4.
  • Small teams
  • Large teams
  • Activities
  • 7.
  • Learning with a mentor
  • Mentors are guides
  • School mentor programs
  • Mentors from the business community
  • Activities
  • 8.
  • Naming your invention
  • Patenting an invention
  • How inventions are patented
  • The
  • patent search
  • Types of patents
  • Patent applications
  • patent infringement
  • Activities
  • 9.
  • Registering a trademark
  • Name your invention after yourself
  • Trademarks are all around you
  • Trademark symbols
  • Types of trademarks
  • Applying for a trademark
  • Trademarks instead of patents
  • Activities
  • 10.
  • Manufacturing, packaging, and selling an invention
  • Product development
  • Find the right company to manufacture your invention
  • Name your invention for what it does
  • Selling your invention
  • Licensing your invention
  • Activities
  • Appendix A : Suggested reading
  • Appendix B : Useful web sites
  • Appendix C : Invention competitions, programs and camps
  • Index
  • Photo credits
  • Use word tricks in naming your invention
  • Name your invention for its sound
  • Name your invention for its feel
  • Give your invention a catchy name
Control code
ocm57392967
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 134 p.
Isbn
9780471660866
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004031046
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)57392967

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