It’s Kid Inventors’ Day! Today we celebrate the creativity and ingenuity of young people all around the world. Kids have invented all sorts of things that we use in our everyday lives including earmuffs, popsicles, trampolines, Braille, and even the television! One of the earliest known kid inventors was Benjamin Franklin. He invented swim flippers at the age of twelve.
Many school systems hold an annual Invention Convention to encourage students to come up with creative solutions to the problems they find in their own environment. The prize winners sometimes go on to receive U.S. patents for their work!
To celebrate Kid Inventors’ Day, visit the official website to learn more about this special occasion. You can also help organize a local Invention Convention in your community, and encourage the kids in your life to be young inventors!
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