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January 2001

The Great Idea Finder
GRADE LEVEL: 6-12, Advanced

This site provides a showcase for new ideas and inventions, profiles of inventors, invention facts and trivia, and resources for the inventor.

The use of color adds interest to this site, which is mostly text.

All major pages have navigation bars at the top and bottom.

Have you ever wondered who thought of that? or why didn't I think of that? This Web site is devoted to those ideas that have made our lives easier. Anyone interested in inventions and inventors will find a wealth of information here. For the budding inventor, there is information about patents, a wish list of inventions visitors to the site would like, and a resource center for additional information. History Facts & Myths is divided into five subsections: Invention Facts & Myths, Inventor Profile, Innovation Timeline, Invention Trivia Quiz, and Hey, What About. Students can take the tour and view all the inventions from "aspirin to zippers" in Invention Facts & Myths, learn about inventors from Babbage to Zeppelin in Inventor Profile, take an interactive quiz, or send in their questions to be answered in Hey, What About.