Come on in! Join Pinterest only takes like a second or so. is a website that sells Grommets. These "are products with a purpose invented by people with stories." Great to share with your inventors!

Unique Gifts & Innovative Products by Makers | The Grommet

Have you gone to the EIE website recently? Their Engineering is Everywhere is not only free but the four curriculum units also feature a short video that shows real engineers tackling real world problems.

Engineering Everywhere | Engineering is Elementary

These are great examples of inventions/ innovations for an Inventor's unit. What problem does each solve? Print out the photos or show on a SmartBoard for discussion. (When sharing these with your students, I recommend skipping over the photos of the hidden flask that was designed to smuggle in booze and the adult sippy cups for wine! )

40 Amazing Life Hack Products You Never Knew You Needed

What is Genius Hour? - Introduction to Genius Hour in the Classroom

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning and The Power of Joyful Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

Three good enrichment activities for Gifted and Talented students: Self-Directed Portfolio, School Improvement Plan and Video Tutorial which transforms the student into the teacher

Enrichment Activities for Gifted & Talented Students | eHow

Simple Suggestions that force students to Think Math

How to Get Kids Thinking in Math Class - Algebra 1 Teachers

Babble Dabble Do is a website with great science, art and design ideas for kids.

Science for Kids - Babble Dabble Do

STEM activities - Sally Ride Science. Lots of great ideas!

Sally Ride STEM Central | Sally Ride Science

Watch as 1000 years of European borders change - great resource for "Invent Your Own Country" unit (Type 2 research, too.)

Watch as 1000 years of European borders change

40 historical maps that explain the Middle East - great for critical thinking and Type 2 and 3 research projects.

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

A blog by Gina Kennedy, who has great ideas for differentiating the curriculum. Links to her page at TPT, too.

Mapping My Spot lesson from the Library of Congress Grades 3-8

Positive Thinking + Invention/Innovation = Success! Great examples to share with your students

13 Predictions About the Future That Were Spectacularly Wrong

A Different Place - higher level activities in math, science, social studies, language arts