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Highlights Collection: Invention and Innovation

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Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science +1 Age Levels Preschool (0 to 4 years old), Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

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Flex-Foot Cheetah® Xtend

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Hand Axe

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Coffee Cup Lid

National Museum of American History

Quipu

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Heat Shield, Unablated, Gemini

National Air and Space Museum

Hansen Writing Ball (Commercial)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Parka

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Sholes, Glidden, & Soule Typewriter Patent Model

National Museum of American History

Stick Navigation Chart

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

PCR Robot

National Museum of American History

Inventive Minds: Theresa Dankovich

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History

Inventive Minds: Subhendu Guha

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History

Inventive Minds: Van Phillips

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History

Inventive Minds: Ralph Baer

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History

Inventive Minds: Amy Prieto

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History

Inventive Minds: Paul MacCready

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History

The Process of Invention - STEM in 30

National Air and Space Museum