Kids Invent! A Handbook for Young Inventors by Susan Casey

Kids Invent! A Handbook for Young Inventors

Written by Susan Casey
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Kids Invent! A Handbook for Young Inventors by Susan Casey

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.


Inventions solve problems in daily life, and this nifty book solves the problems of how to go about inventing. From identifying a problem in your work to thinking about how to solve it, the information is broken down into small solvable parts.

Some ideas come through observation, some through research, and some from searching for a use for something. Next, the inventor can turn to journaling or model making or can learn with a mentor. For those really great ideas, the book discusses patenting, designing a trademark, and manufacturing and selling the product. There are many websites, programs, competitions, and camps found in the appendices.

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About the Author

SUSAN CASEY is an English teacher, a journalist, a speaker, and the author of Women Invent! Two Centuries of Discovery That Have Shaped Our World. To find out more about Susan, visit her web site at

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144 pages


Susan Casey
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John Wiley & Sons Inc an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Publication date

19th August 2005



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