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PARADIGM BOLTS

Paradigm Bolt

Paradigm Bolt Base

DESCRIPTION: This quality teaching tool illustrates the need to think beyond our normal parameters by challenging your students. Audiences are encouraged to "break their paradigms" by thinking of a way to remove the washer from the bolt. FREE for most with a Museum Membership (see below). CLICK PHOTO ABOVE FOR A CLOSE-UP VIEW. Size measures approximately 6" long with a 3" square hardwood display stand. [ Click for Puzzle Spoiler Here ]
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SMART COOKBOOK!
Smart Cookbook By Smart People for Smart People
DESCRIPTION: Smart food by smart people ... for smart people like you! Delicious selections of recipes from Hors D'oeuvres to Desserts by the brilliant people at CACI and National Museum of Education. Approx. 6x7", 138 pages.
PRICE: $14.90 + $4.00 S & H
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PERSONALIZED T-SHIRTS

Mark of a Genius
DESCRIPTION: "Mark of a Genius" and "One of a Kind" Thumbprint shirts for personalization with complete materials, special paper and instructions;
Mark of a Genius: Children's M & L
One of a Kind: Children's XL
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FREE
YOUNG INVENTORS CLASSROOM KIT!
Set of 8 Young Inventor Posters - FREE!

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Set of 35 Young Inventor Postcards - FREE! Set of 35 Young Inventor Postcards - FREE! Set of 35 Young Inventor Postcards - FREE!
Set of 35 Young Inventor Postcards - FREE! Set of 35 Young Inventor Postcards - FREE! Set of 35 Young Inventor Postcards - FREE!

DESCRIPTION: 8 different full-size posters of young inventors and 35 young inventor postcards; full color on heavy glossy stock. Posters are ideal for hanging in a classroom or display wall. Posters and postcards contain comic portraits and/or mini biographies for Inductees into the National Gallery for America's Young Inventors.

TEACHING IDEAS: Use these tools (and the freebies to the right) during a teaching unit on invention. Postcards may be used for letter writing to pen pal schools, authors, inventors, or family members.

Posters correspond to all other companion invention materials provided on this site (comics, puzzles, etc.) If classroom wall space is limited, we suggest trimming the posters to individual comics and laminating for a classroom book. ESL students and students with learning differences may benefit from the audio recordings (below).

MORE FREEBIES TO DOWNLOAD FOR USE WITH THIS CLASSROOM SET!

- Free printable comic books - full color -- LARGE file (44 MB)

- Individual printable pages (color) available here

- Free printable comics - black-line masters -- LARGE file (43 MB)

- FREE COMIC BLANKS FOR INVENTOR BIOGRAPHIES OR AUTOBIOGRAPHIES

- HOURS OF LESSONS & ACTIVITIES HERE! :: INVENTUCATION CENTRAL

COMING SOON!

- Free word puzzle activities for each of the 13 years

Comic

PRICE: FREE + $14.90 shipping & handling

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INVENTION POSTCARDS
Free Sampler Pack of Young Inventor Postcards

DESCRIPTION: Variety pack of 35 young inventor postcards; full color on heavy glossy stock. Contain comic portraits and/or mini biographies for Inductees into the National Gallery for America's Young Inventors.

TEACHING IDEAS: Use these tools (and the freebies, above right) during a teaching unit on invention. Postcards may be used for letter writing to pen pal schools, authors, inventors, or family members. ESL students and students with learning differences may benefit from the audio recordings (below).

PRICE: FREE + $5.00 shipping & handling

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AUDIO COMIC BOOK RECORDINGS - VOL. 1
Digital Recordings - Comics

DESCRIPTION: 37 Professionally-recorded audio "mini books" of the National Gallery for America's Young Inventors comics series. Each quality recording is from 1.5 to 2 minutes long. Complete index of recordings included (contains most of 1996-2003). VOLUME II Coming Soon!

TEACHING IDEAS: (1) Use these "Invention Minutes" to start each day during your own invention unit. Students may follow along on their free printable comic pages or use black-line masters on overhead projector. (2) Use as discussion starters to the invention process for young learners. (3) Provide the recordings for ESL students or those with learning differences to supplement the text.

PRICE: Digital Download only; $9.90
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DON'T MISS IT!
Inventucation Central

HUNDREDS OF RESOURCES FOR TEACHING INVENTION ONLINE AND BASED ON STATE AND NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR INNOVATION AND DESIGN!

  • Online Interactive Activities
  • Profiles of Young Inventors
  • Huge Database of Famous (and not-so-famous) inventors
  • Listings of invention competitions for your students
  • Online Science Experiments and Cool Stuff!
  • Much, much more!
PRICE: NO CHARGE!

SPEAKER'S BUREAU
Inventucation Central

NICK FRANKOVITS
is a 30-year expert in innovation, problem-based learning, invention, education, and competitions for students.
This award-winning and nationally & internationally recognized speaker is the founder of The National Museum of Education and the creator of Inventucation™.

He and his team are available for:

  • Inspiring Professional Development for Educators in all fields
  • Inventucation™ Training for Educators
  • In-Service Workshops that will excite your staff and challenge their paradigms
  • Engaging School Assemblies for Students K-12!
  • Guest Speaker for Classrooms and College

Nick Frankovits' Biography
Vita available upon request

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NEW!
BY AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT
DUNCAN OTHEN!

SPECIAL WRIGHT BROTHERS PLAY AND LITERATURE UNIT FOR
GRADES K-6 (elementary),
GRADES 7-12 (secondary)

"I KNOW I CAN FLY!"

WRIGHT BROTHERS PLAY
I KNOW I CAN FLY PLAY by Duncan Othen

DESCRIPTION: Engaging and funny, this One-Act Play is written by award-winning playwright, Duncan Othen. Fully staged and scripted with a cast of four. Complete list of props, sound effects and costuming available upon request. Topics deal with history of Wright Brothers, the invention process, and bullying.

TEACHING IDEAS: This play may be used as literature in the classroom and has a companion teacher's resource book available (below) with dozens of black-line masters with complete standards-based lessons and activities.

May also be performed as a stage play for drama groups, youth groups, or school fundraising activities.

PRICE: Digital Download only; $24.90
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"I KNOW I CAN FLY!"

WRIGHT BROTHERS
READER'S THEATER
FOR GRADES K-6
I Know I Can Fly Play for grades K-6

DESCRIPTION: Play for K-6 has adjusted vocabulary, simplified plot line, and the inclusion of a small narrator part for students with learning differences. Topics deal with history of Wright Brothers, and the invention process while encouraging positive character traits like persistence and teamwork. Students will love the plot twist of "time travel"!

TEACHING IDEAS: This play will work excellently as a Reader's Theater style literature unit. Works well in small group as well as whole class. Older classrooms are encouraged to put on the play for students in younger classrooms! The "Teacher Resource" ebook (below) will encourage active participation throughout all grade levels.

PRICE: Digital Download only; $24.90
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"I KNOW I CAN FLY!"

TEACHER RESOURCE BOOK & LITERATURE UNIT FOR K-12
I KNOW I CAN FLY - Teacher Resource Book

DESCRIPTION: 50+ Page Digital Teacher's Book with a rich selection of lessons based on the play, "I Know I Can Fly!". Designed by a certified teacher, these lessons are fully compatible with state and national standards. Curriculum stretches through language arts, some science and social studies. Lessons are adaptable for grades K-12, including recommendations on students with learning differences. Black-line masters and graphic organizers will have you teaching lessons in minutes! Full appendix with "Meet the Author" (and his email address!), recommended books, technology integration and more! Free sample pages upon request.

PRICE: Digital Download only; $19.90

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BEST DEAL!
Combine the Teacher Resource Book with either of the two plays above for only $40!
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