August is National Inventors Month, an extended celebration of American invention and creativity. The event, started in 1998 by the United Inventors Association of the USA, the Academy of Applied Science, and Inventors' Digest magazine, helps promote a positive image of inventors and highlights their real contributions to the world. http://nciia.org/node/1219
Check out a few of the GoWYLD.net resources that provide information about inventions and inventors.
Click on Educator’s Resources, then Spotlight of the Month. They highlight inventions and a few inventors. To see more, scroll down and click on the link under 2014 Spotlight Archives. This goes to a results list with newspaper, magazine, and web articles (For example, did you know that Hedy Lamarr was an actress and an inventor? Find out in Social Studies for Kids, March 19, 2014).
Biography In Context
Inventors category is listed on the main page. Note that there are 3 names. Select View More to see the full list.
Science In Context
Search: bar code. Check out the reference article, Invention of the Bar Code Revolutionizes Retail Sales and Inventory Control.
Search: Fibonacci Sequence to find out more about the Fibonacci sequence is 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89…. This sequence expresses many naturally occurring relationships in the plant world.
Search inventors in Britannica Public. Results include: a chronology of inventions, history of motion pictures, the telephone, and individual inventors.
Also check out one of our digital collections, Wyoming Inventors http://inventors.wyo.gov/
This database indexes United States patents in which one or more of the inventors were from Wyoming. Each record provides a link to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website.