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Inventors and Innovators

The study of science as an intellectual and social endeavor—the application of human intelligence in figuring out how the world works—should have a prominent place in any curriculum that has science literacy as one of its aims.

This investigation focuses on inventions because it allows students to explore some of the more practical applications of the scientific enterprise. Even at points in American history when women and minorities were excluded from the formal scientific enterprise, ordinary people from all walks of life contributed to science and technology as inventors of products that we use everyday. This is important because children in early adolescence need to see science-related careers as a real option for themselves.

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