It’s the middle of winter. Christmas is over, school is back on, and March break is oh so far away. With everything wet and cold there’s only one thing to: dream of an amazing vacation!
Every once in a while we come across a story that is so amazing that we want everyone to know about it. Connor’s Kits for Kids are pretty awesome science experiments invented by a child named, you guessed it, Connor, and sold though the Connor’s Kits for Kids website.
Almost 250 years ago, the first sandwich was “invented” in England by the Earl of Sandwich. Now, in 2011, another Earl of Sandwich has opened a sandwich restaurant in London. Can you guess what the restaurant is called?
That’s right, girls and boys, all famous inventors were once kids, just like yourselves. But what were they like? A new eBook called “Leonardo’s Secret” takes a stab at trying to figure it out. The book is about young Leonardo da Vinci, the famous artist and inventor, and how a turtle called “Tuttle” inspires him and gives him the idea for one of his inventions. Check it out – the book is very funny and has a few dramatic twists!
5th grader Tori Thomas has built a walker for the elderly using all recycled materials. She won the school “Invention Convention” and heads to the state championships next month. Find out more about this budding inventor and her school’s Invention Club!
Wow, things are changing very fast. When you were a baby, your parents most likely photographed your cute smiles using a film camera. Do you remember film? It came in a little metal can that popped into the back of a camera. That’s right, the camera opened. In the short time that you have been alive, many new inventions have replaced those that have been around for ages.
Imagine being a master builder, but you’re missing one ingredient – something to hold all the parts together!
What are you doing right now? If you’re at a table eating a meal, you may want to consider using your napkin as a creative problem solving tool! Author Dan Roam has written two books that show how casual writing and drawing on napkins aids in the problem solving process.
A best friend is an important thing to have. No one is better besties than science and imagination! All the greatest inventors in history were MONSTER IMAGINATORS! Without their super huge creative powers, some of the most important inventions of all time might never have existed. Afterall, where would we be without…
Do you like to build things? If you do, then this new game is for you! Invented by Mathew Lazenby, Toppletree involves building a tree up with its coloured branches before it topples over. Two to four people can play at one time.