Have you heard the saying “If you can’t find it build it”? Well, that’s what 5th grader Maddie Bradshaw of Texas, United States did when she couldn’t find fun magnets for her school locker.
Do you have a favourite recipe? I bet you do. Maybe one for chocolate chip cookies! Imagine not having a recipe to guide you. What would you do? Just throw things together and then hope for the best? Well, that is what people did for centuries until Fannie Farmer came along. Thank goodness for inventions by women.
We have all been there – forgot to charge our cell phones or smart phones and can’t make that important call or text. It’s frustrating!
In 1994 Chris Hass was just nine years old when he invented a basketball that could teach players where to put their hands when shooting.
“The most sophisticated people I know – inside they are all children.” – Jim Henson
I am glad that Jim Henson invented the Muppets in 1969. My favourite puppets are the Muppets – all of them, from Kermit the Frog to Miss Piggy!
Today on its home page, Google says “Happy Birthday” to Gideon Sundback, the innovator who perfected the zipper! The zipper had already been around for a long time, but it was clumsy to use and came undone easily. Mr. Sundback fixed the problems by coming up with a new and innovative design.
It’s all about light! Have you ever wished you could be invisible – like Harry Potter when he puts on his invisibility cloak? Well, science may hold the answer.
Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award talks about divergent thinking and the education system. His is only one point of view, but he raises some interesting points.
Popsicle lovers everywhere have an 11 year-old boy to thank for this tasty treat.
Did you know that March 13 is Ear Muff Day in the United States? I bet you haven’t heard of Ear Muff Day, especially if you live where it’s warm.