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Smart inventors collaborate and learn from others!

Here’s your chance to get tips from invention experts at the Smithsonian! Watch and comment on any of the videos or click on any post to read the advice and then take advantage of the opportunity to comment and/or ask questions. We want to help – so please ask away!

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A Word of Advice

We know you’re excited to enter this year’s Challenge, so we’ve asked a few teachers and parents whose students have either won or earned an…

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Hello, Inventors!

Think of a time when you had an idea for how to make something better. Did you sketch or build your solutions? Did you share your ideas with classmates, friends, or family? If so, then, congratulations, you’ve already demonstrated your inventive powers.

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Learn about Dr. InBae Yoon

On December 6, the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center and Cricket Media launched their 9th annual invention competition. Not only does it offer students the opportunity to develop important skills like problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration, this year the challenge also honors the legacy of an inspiring inventor. Dr. InBae Yoon (1936-2014) was a Korean American inventor who passionately believed—like we do—that everyone is inventive…

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