Throughout history, many bright minds have thought of many great ideas. Some of those ideas have brought about inventions that changed our lives forever. For example, it is hard for those of us living in the twenty-first century to imagine life without electricity. Yet, without creative minds putting their ideas to the test, many of the things we take for granted may never have come to be.

Consider some of your favorite toys. Have you ever thought about how your life would be different if those toys had never been invented? Here's a great website to learn more about the history of some of your favorite toys.

Did you find yourself particularly interested in learning more about some of the great inventors in history?  Here is some more information on Benjamin Franklin, Eli Whitney and Alexander Graham Bell to get you started.  You can also learn more about female inventors such as Marie Curie and Maria Telkes.