Young Inventors

Mary Phelps Jacob Invents the Bra, 1910

By |January 22nd, 2018|

American socialite teenager Mary Phelps Jacob solved a problem experienced by women of her time who wore uncomfortable corsets that were stiffened with whalebone.

Fashion was […]

Hayley Todesco, 2014 Google Science Fair Winner

By |January 22nd, 2018|

Congratulations Hayley Todesco!

This 18 year-old from Calgary, Alberta is the 2014 Google Science Fair winner in the 17-18 year-old category. AND, in another competition, she […]

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 […]