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Supporting Innovation

In this section, you will find hundreds of resources in a variety of formats that can be used to support and motivate innovative behaviors and attitudes, provide information, and inspire participation in innovation programs and activities. These resources come in a wide range of formats, from books to blogs and from webinars to websites.

 

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358 items found
Title Author Audience Year Format
Failure: Seeds of Innovation 
TryEngineering 
Adults 
2017 
Lesson Plans 
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Fantastic Ferris Wheel: The Story of Inventor George Ferris, The 
Kraft, Betsy Harvey 
Grades 3-5 
2015 
Book 
Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and her Flying Machine 
Lang, Heather 
Grades 3-5 
2016 
Book 
First Lego League 
FIRST 
 
2017 
Website 
Float 
Miyares, Daniel 
Grades 3-5 
2015 
Book 
For Kids About Inventors and Inventing: African American Inventors 
Sullivan, Otha Richard 
Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 
1998 
Book 
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Book 1 in 6-book series) 
Sciezka, John 
Grades 3-5 
2017 
Book 
Furs, Fins, and Feathers: Abraham Dee Bartlett and the Invention of the Modern Zoo 
Maxwell, Cassandre 
Grades 3-5 
2015 
Book 
Future City Competition 
DiscoverE 
Adults, Grades 6-8 
2017 
Website 
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Future of Libraries, The 
Matchar, Emily 
Adults 
2016 
Article 
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Future of Library Services Supporting Teen Learning: Perceptions of Professionals in Learning Labs and Makerspaces 
Abbas, June; Koh, Kyungwon  
Adults 
2015 
Article 
Genetic Engineering 
Burgan, Michael 
Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 
2016 
Book 
Genius Inventors and Their Great Ideas Series 
Wyckoff, Brit 
Grades 3-5 
2013 
Book Series 
Girl Who Thought in Pictures: the Story of Dr. Temple Grandin, The 
Mosca, Julia Finley 
 
2017 
Book 
Girls and Young Women Inventing: Twenty True Stories About Inventors Plus How You Can Be One Yourself 
Karnes, Francis; Bean, Suzanne H.; Wallner, Rose Mary 
Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 
1995 
Book 
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women 
Thimmesh, Catherine 
Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 
2000 
Book 
Go 
Kidd, Chip 
Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 
2014 
Book 
Going Places 
Reynolds, Peter & Paul 
 
2014 
Book 
Going Up! Elisha Otis's Trip to the Top 
Kulling, Monica 
Grades 3-5 
2012 
Book 
Google Patent Search 
Google 
Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 
2017 
Search Engine 
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Green City: How One City Survived a Tornado and Built a Sustainable Future 
Drummond, Allan 
Grades 3-5 
2016 
Book 
Growing Learning Communities Through School Libraries and Makerspaces--Creating, Constructing, Collaborating, Contributing 
Hamilton, Buffy J.  
Adults 
2014 
Slideshow 
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Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding 
Liukas, Linda 
Grades 3-5 
2015 
Book 
Hello Ruby: Journey Inside a Computer 
Liukas, Linda 
Grades 3-5 
2017 
Book 
Here's how to foster creative problem solving 
Sharif Karmally 
Adults 
2018 
Article 
Here's What You Do When You Can't Find Your Shoe: Ingenious Inventions for Pesky Problems 
Perry, Andrea 
Grades 3-5 
2003 
Book 
High School Kid Develops a Wearable Device for Parkinson's Patients 
Miller, Meg 
Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 
2016 
Article 
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High Tech Invention  
Lauer, Claire 
Adults 
2015 
Article 
Hole Story of the Doughnut, The 
Miller, Pat 
Grades 3-5 
2016 
Book 
Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball 
Coy, John 
Grades 3-5 
2013 
Book 
 

The Innovation Destination

 

The Innovation Destination was designed and evaluated by a team from the Center for Digital Literacy at the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University and developed by Data Momentum Inc, in partnership with the Connecticut Invention Convention, By Kids for Kids, New York On Tech, and over 70 school librarians and young innovators.