Centennial School hosts Invention Convention
June 19, 2013 7:18AM
Centennial School student Dylan Schick shows guests at the Invention Convention the features of his Crutch Buddy invention. | Supplied photo
Updated: September 5, 2013 6:02AM
The invention of problem-solving names like the Snuggie, Topsy-Turvy and Miracle Socks all started with a budding idea that grew into a popular, new product.
The third-grade students of Catrina Niven’s class used their creativity and inventive minds to develop innovative products to culminate their study of inventions, trademarks and patents.
The lineup of student products included items like the Showermatic 9000, Bike Pocket, Radical Rain Remover, Magnalamp, the Better Basket, Earring Organizer and Fishy Lights.
Each student went through the process of invention development by creating a prototype, assigning a catchy name to their product and applying for the trademark for that name, and applying for a product patent.
Niven said she was proud of the inventive ideas the students developed and hosted the Invention Convention for parents to visit the class’s display of inventions.