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How to Enter and Win an Invention Contest

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The process of inventing brings learning to life. For students, an invention contest can be the means by which they challenge their imagination and skill. The steps behind inventing are revealed in this title where author Ed Sobey explains how to generate ideas and transform them into physical reality. From coming up with an idea for an invention contest to building a prototype and talking to a judge, this title has all the information a young inventor will need. Information on contacting the major invention ...
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Overview

The process of inventing brings learning to life. For students, an invention contest can be the means by which they challenge their imagination and skill. The steps behind inventing are revealed in this title where author Ed Sobey explains how to generate ideas and transform them into physical reality. From coming up with an idea for an invention contest to building a prototype and talking to a judge, this title has all the information a young inventor will need. Information on contacting the major invention contests is also included, as well as advice on patent rights and marketing.

Describes the history and process of invention and lists national middle school and high school level invention contests and entrance rules, regional inventors' clubs, and ideas for projects.

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Gr 6 Up-Sobey offers a wealth of information on the nature of the invention process and on traits of successful inventors-just what is needed to motivate students to turn problem-solving ideas into viable inventions. The many black-and-white photographs of students with their creations add interest and may even suggest other possible ventures. The book includes information on how to get started as well as actual suggestions for possible projects. Chapters on national invention contests (with addresses and Web sites) and related programs and organizations are valuable resources for both students and educators seeking guidance in organizing a local invention contest. The final chapter covers how to transform an invention into a marketable product, including information on patents. A refreshing alternative for science-fair assignments.- Carolyn Angus, The Claremont Graduate School, CA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766011731
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Series: Science Fair Success Series
  • Pages: 104
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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