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Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation: Invention at Play

This mind-challenging and creative site will demonstrate how play and inventiveness are related. Hear from inventors how the abilities of curiosity, persistence, imagination, communication, and problem solving developed through playing as children. Set inventive thinking in motion through features on the site such as Cloud Dreamer by conjuring up a cloud of your own design and sending it into the sky. Other games: Puzzle Blocks, Tinker Ball, and Word Play explore the ideas of tinkering and collaboration. See a sketch from Alexander Graham Bell for the first telephone and then doodle your own great invention on the Inventors' Sketchbook.

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