Friday, November 5, 2010

And yeah for innovative thinking

The 5/6 social studies curriculum is focusing on inventors and innovative thinkers.  Grace was pretty enthused about this web site, from the Smithsonian, that describes a lot of kitchen-science projects and potential inventions.  We're also looking forward to a family trip to the Boston Science Museum, particularly to learn about making roller coasters from k'nex  -- who thought up the idea of Roller Coasters anyway?  (and, in a political aside, this letter to the editor from Abigail Disney is provocative -- what is the role of public spending / the collective in supporting the innovative thinking of a few?)

Here's a list of web sites for kids from MIT - we haven't explored many of them.

Do you or your kids have any favorite web sites to explore inventors and innovative thinkers?