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  1. American Inventors and Inventions
  2. Industrial Revolution: Age of Industry
  3. Inventors Museum Online
  4. TeachersFirst's Inventor's Workshop
  5. Zoom Inventors and Inventions: Inventors and Inventions from 1851-1900

American Inventors and Inventions
http://www.150.si.edu/150trav/remember/amerinv.htm

If you need a web site on American inventors and inventions of 1780-1900, then this is a site for you. I think this is a good site for information about inventors and inventions because it has great photos of inventions. If you click on a photo it will tell you about the invention and the inventor. This web site has all the information you would need. I recommend it to students age 10 and above. This site is also very easy to read and contains accurate information.

  • Student Author: Asime Z.
  • Teacher: Kathy Nelson Send E-mail to Kathy Nelson
  • This site helped Kathy Nelson's class answer the question(s) "Who were the inventors during the Industrial Revolution (1790-1900) and what did they invent?"
  • Technology Teacher: Jill Cohan Send E-mail to Jill Cohan
  • School: Ray F. Sennett Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Industrial Revolution: Age of Industry
http://history.evansville.net/industry.html

This site is an excellent resource for finding inventions and inventors during the industrial revolution. Ever wanted to know what Thomas Edison invented? Well, you can find that, as well as many other inventions, here. The cheerful background and easy layout makes it user friendly and perfect for a school project. It also has a lot of pictures and details, and links to other great sites. Because of its abundance of facts and ease of use, I highly recommend this site as a good reference for accurate information.

  • Student Author: Ann F.
  • Teacher: Kathy Nelson Send E-mail to Kathy Nelson
  • This site helped Kathy Nelson's class answer the question(s) "Who were the inventors during the Industrial Revolution (1790-1900) and what did they invent?"
  • Technology Teacher: Jill Cohan Send E-mail to Jill Cohan
  • School: Ray F. Sennett Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Inventors Museum Online
http://www.inventorsmuseum.com

This site is a good web site to find inventors. There is a search space so you can find an inventor of your choice. It is middle school level. It includes pictures and information about the inventors, and or inventions. Did you know who the first African American patent holder was? The answer is Marjorie Joyner. I found this out by going to this site.

  • Student Author: Whitney J.
  • Teacher: Kathy Nelson Send E-mail to Kathy Nelson
  • This site helped Kathy Nelson's class answer the question(s) "Who were the inventors during the Industrial Revolution (1790-1900) and what did they invent?"
  • Technology Teacher: Jill Cohan Send E-mail to Jill Cohan
  • School: Ray F. Sennett Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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TeachersFirst's Inventor's Workshop
http://www.teachersfirst.com/lessons/inventor/index.htm

This site has a wonderful description of inventors and inventions of the Industrial Revolution. Colorful graphics and understandable descriptions make it easy to remember. At the end of all the information pages, there is an easy quiz that you may take to see how well you remembered. The information should be correct since it is a teacher resource web site. Anybody in fifth grade or older is good for this fantastic site. If any invention or inventor is to be researched on, this web site is the best.

  • Student Author: Becky M.
  • Teacher: Kathy Nelson Send E-mail to Kathy Nelson
  • This site helped Kathy Nelson's class answer the question(s) "Who were the inventors during the Industrial Revolution (1790-1900) and what did they invent?"
  • Technology Teacher: Jill Cohan Send E-mail to Jill Cohan
  • School: Ray F. Sennett Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Zoom Inventors and Inventions: Inventors and Inventions from 1851-1900
http://www.zoomschool.com/inventors/1800b

If you need to do a report on inventors or inventions and don't like having to read long, boring, or complicated web sites, this site is for you. This web site features an alphabetized list with information about important inventions invented from 1851-1900 and the people who invented them. It includes photos or graphics with most entries and contains most of the information you would need if you were writing a report. It is very helpful and I recommend it for ages 8-14.

  • Student Author: David M.
  • Teacher: Kathy Nelson Send E-mail to Kathy Nelson
  • This site helped Kathy Nelson's class answer the question(s) "Who were the inventors during the Industrial Revolution (1790-1900) and what did they invent?"
  • Technology Teacher: Jill Cohan Send E-mail to Jill Cohan
  • School: Ray F. Sennett Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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