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Inventions: Research

7th Grade Informational Research Project


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World Book Online

World Book Web

For fast, reliable information for homework, reports, or just a lingering question, World Book Online is the place to go. Find current events, articles, pictures, maps, audio files, videos and more.  
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Middle Schools Explora


Learn about your favorite subject. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, and primary sources. 
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Encyclopedia Britannica

Britannica School features articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, recommended websites. Use the filter on the left side to view all types of resources.
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Google Search

Use Google. Make sure you evaluate the website to be sure it is a quality website.

Sample searches:

[inventors name]


[invention] + history

Google Web Search

Google Patent Search

patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention. Search for the patent for your invention.

Google Books

Search for the word invention and [the name of your invention]

Search for the [inventors name]