Inventors and Inventions

Discover Why Famous Inventors Are Famous

Interrogate the famous and not-so-famous inventors of antiquity to the present day.

  • Discover who invented what and when.
  • Find what you need for a school assignment.
  • Read about what came before and after.
  • Download drawings, photos and diagrams.

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Get Started

Let our expert Katie show you how in this video tutorial.

"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” - Thomas A. Edison

What You Get

  • Biographies of famous and not-so-famous inventors
  • Descriptions of inventions from early prototypes to current variations
  • Images, drawings, photographs and diagrams
  • Suggested books and websites
  • Glossary of terms
  • and more...

What You Need

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