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Explore the playful side of invention and the inventive side of play in Invention at Play, produced at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. This is a highly interactive traveling exhibit that focuses on the similarities between the way children and adults play and the creative processes used by innovators in science and technology. You'll find links to several flash activities and also mini-biographies of inventors.
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Keywords: activities, games, inventor, road show
Record Creator: Metadata instance created February 6, 2004 by Timothy Russin
Record Updated: Aug 17, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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