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CURIO: Innovation and Changemakers Edition

CURIO card games challenge you to make connections and find patterns. This deck, “Innovation and Changemakers,” features inventors, inventions, and breakthroughs that changed the world—or how we think about the world and each other. To learn how to play, click the information tab on the first resource. 

Learn more about these Smithsonian collection objects by clicking on the information icon located in the top left of each resource page. Many are images, but some link to videos, 3D models, or online interactives. Discover millions more Smithsonian collection objects by clicking the magnifying lens in the top left. 

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CURIO: Innovation and Changemakers Edition

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access

CURIO Innovations and Changemakers: Print and Play

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access

Parka

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Soroban, or Japanese Abacus

National Museum of American History

"Franklin" common press

National Museum of American History

Ride On! Bicycle. Smithsonian Institution

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Travelers' Official Guide

National Museum of American History

Ford Model T, 1926

National Museum of American History

Victor Choker Mousetrap

National Museum of American History

Edison "New Year's Eve" Lamp

National Museum of American History

Morse Daguerreotype Camera

National Museum of American History

NBC "Fireside Chat" Microphone

National Museum of American History

Coffee Cup Lid

National Museum of American History

Liotta-Cooley Artificial Heart

National Museum of American History

3-D Fly-Through of Cassiopeia A (HIGH DEFINITION)

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Mary Cassatt

National Portrait Gallery

Norman Borlaug

National Portrait Gallery

Aretha Franklin

National Portrait Gallery

39c Wonder Woman single

National Postal Museum

Dolores Huerta

National Portrait Gallery

Dr. George Washington Carver

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Sample of Original Penicillin

National Museum of American History

Chien-Shiung Wu

National Portrait Gallery

Race to Save a Species

Smithsonian Channel

Katherine Johnson, Hampton, Virginia

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Record, Cover, Voyager (Duplicate)

National Air and Space Museum

Ride, Sally Kristen. [photograph]

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Photograph: Suffrage Procession, 1917

National Museum of American History

Coming Into Montgomery

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Juliette Gordon Low

National Portrait Gallery

Leonard Crow Dog

National Portrait Gallery

papier-mache statue of liberty

National Museum of American History

Marcel Duchamp

Archives of American Art

Chromogenic print of Gabby Douglas performing

National Museum of African American History and Culture

37c 1957 Little Rock Nine single

National Postal Museum

Keep Us Flying!

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Marian Anderson #1

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Experience WONDER at the Renwick Gallery

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Altair 8800 Microcomputer

National Museum of American History

CURIO: Algorithmic Sorting Activity

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access