Young Inventors

Margaret Knight Invents a Machine to Make Flat Bottom Paper Bags

By |September 8th, 2017|

From a very young age, American Margaret Knight (1838-1914) liked to build things. She came up with her first invention when she was just twelve […]

Chester Greenwood Invents Earmuffs, 1873

By |November 30th, 2015|

Chester Greenwood, thank you for keeping our ears warm! Did you know that March 13 is Earmuff Day in the United States? It was on […]

Hands-On Basketball Invented by 9 year-old

By |November 30th, 2015|

Hands-On Basketball is a basketball that shows children where to place their hands when playing the game. Chris Hass was just nine years old in 1994 when […]

Frank Epperson Invents the Popsicle, 1905

By |November 22nd, 2015|

Frank Epperson from San Francisco was just 11-years old when he accidentally invented the Popsicle in 1905. He left a drink he had made from flavoured […]