Inventions

It is amazing what some young people in the world today can create and imagine. You would probably find it hard to believe that children, like you, can also be inventors!

Have a look at these clips about kid inventors: (click on the link then click on the extension)

WATCH ABC New Inventors:

Space Saver Spacer  – A team of secondary students designed the Space Saver Spacer after remembering that fellow students didn’t take their spacers with them on a school camp because they took up too much room.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/newinventors/txt/s3198130.htm

 

Collapsible beach shade – Individual sun protection for teenagers.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/newinventors/txt/s3148155.htm

 

Automatic page turner: 12 yr old Cameron Armour shows us how he resolved the issue of keeping up with the rest of the band while playing his Cello.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/newinventors/txt/s3226907.htm

 

A traffic light for the colour blind designed by 12 year old Madeline.

By using symbols as well as colours, it is easier for drivers, motorcycle riders, bike riders and pedestrians who may have trouble identifying colours and will make it safer for everyone on the roads.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/newinventors/txt/s3002028.htm

 

Surfvibe –  designed by 10 yr old Hunter Conochie

The Surfvibe is a vibrating waterproof device worn around the arm or leg that alerts the surfer that the person on shore wants them to come back out of the surf.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/newinventors/txt/s2683510.htm

 

After watching these clips, Answer these questions:

Why did each of these people make these things?

What does that tell us about where new ideas come about?