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Dear Readers, This issue is all about Inventions. Students wrote and drew about inventions they use daily, that changed the course of the world and/or affected their lives most. Some also came up with their own inventions to make life easier, better or just more fun. The thought and creativity they put into their submissions are (as always) impressive. For our spring issue we are focusing on Kindness (see prompts on the opposite page). I recently saw the movie Wonder. I highly recommend it—and the book on which it was based—to everyone (young and old). In Wonder, a teacher named Mr. Browne gives his students precpts every month. Two of my favorites are: When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind. —Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. —Blaise Pascal I’m looking forward to our Kindess issue, and I’m excited to be partnering with TrueStar for that issue as well (see their ad on page 3, and check them out at www.truestarjr.com). Our spring issue will include some submissions from TrueStar students, and some StudentsXpress students will have their work published in an upcoming issue of TrueStar Jr. magazine. I very much admire the women who started TrueStar, and I’m looking forward to our collaboration.

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If I was to invent something it would be called “Bad Alert.” The Bad Alert is useful for policemen to scan people and it tells if the person is a criminal so the policemen can put them in jail before they do harm. And if they scan a serial killer or worse that can decide on whether or not to give them the death penalty. I think it will be a success. I came up with this because I don’t like the fact that there’s bad people in the world. I visualized it and I thought about what it can be used for. —Kaniya J. One of the most important inventions that I do daily is soccer. This is an important invention to me because I love soccer and without it I don’t know what I would do. If soccer wasn’t invented I probably wouldn’t care but since it is invented I really really really care about it. I also play soccer a lot so that is why I care about it so much. So that is my invention that I use daily. —Ciara M. Musical.ly has affected my life because you can dance and sing on Musical.ly. I like to dance and I like to sing because I want to show people my talent. I like being on Musical.ly because I like when people give me positive comments. I like being able to share with people more than my family. Last I love Musical.ly because most people love when I share my music and dancing videos because they are very positive. —Dejanae B. I am a foodie. I love food. So of course my favorite invention is the refrigerator. It’s so awesome. It keeps the milk cold and the cheese fresh. It has a special place for butter and the water filter. A little place for the mustard. It can store all my favorite foods and when I go to eat them they will be ice cold. I would like to thank the person who invented the refrigerator. —Anna H. The inventions that changed my life are cell phones, tablets, and game systems and without them I would be miserable. The negative things I have to say about these things is that it can distract you from your school work. —Janaija H. Mayson P.

One of the things I thought of making is a Homework Helper (SpongeBob helper). I also want a dancing robot like one day I will hope I can build one I really do! —Aniya C.

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They have changed the course of history, but don’t you think they are kind of annoying. Like on Christmas you get a new text message every five seconds saying “Merry Christmas.” The one thing I don’t like the most is when your phone rings at the worst moment. There are some good sides to having a phone. You can carry it with you everywhere you go. Your phone carries all this information in one tiny device. Things come in a instant on your phone. Okay so I guess phones aren’t that bad, but I didn’t say that they were that good either. Just keep that in mind. —Briana M.

Leiara F. This iPhone cannot run out of space. If you hold the home button you can talk to your friends. Ode to a Cell Phone The cell phone a small, wondrous invention that is so prized. The intense knowledge kept within a box with a case and screen is rather marvelous. When the power runs out on my cell phone I slump and my life is sad.

Amarion H.

I invented a robot. My robot can not die. And it made me some wings. My wings connect to my body and the robot can come back to pieces.

The wonderful sensation of a new text or call sends a rush of satisfaction through my blood. As the day draws to an end I plug my cell phone in to use another day. —Bridget B.

Bikes because I love bike riding with my dad mostly every weekend. I also like bikes because they are a lot of fun to ride. I love my bike because it is purple with teal and dark blue flowers. I love biking so much I could ride it forever.

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Inventions can be useful, like a computer or a phone, But when inventions get out of hand, They can just barely be overthrown! I once knew a guy who tried to make a system to detect burglary But ended up needing surgery!

I would invent a museum that will give people that have cancer and other diseases medicine. Why, because it would help the kids and people of the world. An invention that I would like to make is invisible food coloring so you could put it on a banana and you would be eating the banana but no one can see the banana. And peeps would think you’re cra-cra which is AWESOME! —Josephine S.

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A girl tried to make a four-wheel drive But she just barely survived! Inventions can be bad but they can also be good Like the guy who invented a laptop He sure hit a jackpot! And what about the guy who made electricity? That was just pure brilliancy! So inventions can be both good and bad, Just be glad to even have These brilliant inventions! —Emily G.

Swhishlo Sometimes when you write a lot parts of your hand start to hurt. Swhishlo is a pillow on your pencil. When parts of your hand hurt Swhishlo will comfort your hand. One invention I use daily is running water, and it is important to me because I use it literally all day, every day. Think about it, how many times do you use running water just in the first hour after you wake up? This is my morning routine without running water: I wake up, change out of my pajamas and into my clothes, then go to the bathroom, wait nope! Then I wash my face and hands, wait never mind! Then I brush my teeth, wait I can’t! See? And that’s just in 5 minutes! I could list EVERYTHING but the list would be 8 trillion miles long, right? —Rei F. I felt happy when I got my iPad for Christmas last year. The iPad gives me something to do when I don’t have school. The best thing about my iPad is the math games. I learn about addition, multiplication, subtraction and division. I can watch YouTube On my iPad. My favorite YouTube programs are “Kid TV” and “CJ So Cool.” I take a lot of pictures with my iPad and save them. The iPad is a great invention for kids because you can learn math, you can watch TV programs and take pictures with it. —Makhiya D.

An invention I use daily is my iPad. I use it for entertainment and my homework. If I didn’t have it then I wouldn’t be able to use it for homework or information or even entertainment! It is very important to me and if I didn’t have it then I would be bored all the time! This is probably my favorite invention ever! —Leilani F. If I could invent anything, I would invent Holo-Time. It would be just like FaceTime, but instead of looking at a screen, you would be looking at a hologram. You would put your phone on the floor, and the hologram would project out of it. I think it would be super cool to see your friend in 3-D instead of 2-D. —Ashley W.

My invention is a car that can go underwater and you can’t open windows because the car shouldn’t have water in it. You don’t have to drive because there is a self drive. —Dillon M.

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Carmen C. Television programs are just too boring! I have a TV with YouTube. It is a great invention. It has a lot of shows for kids and parents. It’s important to me because I can learn new words. YouTube has new shows every day and it’s fun to watch. You should not watch shows that are intended for grown-ups. People who are entertaining us on YouTube please keep making good ideas so people can be entertained and educated. —Jacob G.

Jeremiah M.

An invention that has helped me in my life is my tablet because I can look on YouTube or look up things. My tablet can also help me with my homework. When I got my birthday present last May 21, I never knew how much fun it could be. I got my first cell phone! I took pictures of myself, my baby sister and me, and a picture of my baby sister. I downloaded games from the Apple Store, and I watched YouTube videos. I put the phone number in the phone for people whose house I go to. I used to the calculator on the phone for math homework. I found out that phones are fun and important because I can call my mother and she can call me if there is an emergency. —Tyanna D.

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This is important to me because when I use this I have fun and it is entertaining. My parents would have me do this rather than going outside and getting in trouble.

Zakori G.

Pizza Maker 3000 Doesn’t just make regular pizza it makes chocolate pizza!

The invention of the television has positively affected me by allowing me to watch the news. —SeBion O. I would like to make a Cake Maker because when I open my shop it will be easier. It will also take less time. —Christopher C.

This is my robot dog. He loves to play ball. He lives in a factory by me! He eats meat, old computers, and oil. He does not like robot cats. He likes to hide from me. The invention I use daily is the TV and shower because I use the shower to wash up. I use the TV because I need to see what’s going on in this world and watch movies too. —Jacquyra V. portant ily is my phone. It’s im An invention I use da able be n’t uld n’t have it I wo to me because if I did it’s y wh s at’ Th ily. s or fam to contact my friend a B. vid Da — nt. rta impo


Lisa W. I am drawing a robot that is cleaning my room because I don’t want to do my room because I have to do my homework. When I get done I won’t have to do my room because the robot is doing it.

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Phones are Important Phones are very important in our world today. They are important because they provide us with information and they take really good pictures. I use my phone every day. The main reason phones are important is because they have many uses. One use is being able to call people. If there is an emergency, you can call the police or fire department. You don’t have to be stuck at home without any help. You can use your phones to take pictures of your family and friends. You don’t have to have a photo album anymore. When I am by myself I use my phone to look at pictures. Those pictures make me smile. We were on a field trip last week and we saw many people taking pictures. Some of the parents took pictures of their children. The parents were able to see the pictures right away and everybody laughed. Taking pictures on a phone is so much fun. In conclusion, phones are very useful. We need them for many things. If we did not have phones, we would not be able to call or look at pictures. The resources that a phone has are important. —Ta’nyla W. My invention is an ultimate clothes Christmas 2015 was the best ever! My mother dresser. So this is how it works: first, gave me a PlayStation. I love it. I get to play it put in the kind of look you want to every day after school when I’m finished reading wear. Then, it scans your closet for my book. My favorite game is WWE. I got to clothes. Then when it finds your style a score of 100. I also have a Spider-Man game. it says “Ready.” Next, you walk in and it A good thing about PlayStation is I can’t think puts the clothes on you and does your what I would do after school if Sony didn’t invent hair to go with it. When it is done, the the PlayStation. I probably would have to read mirrors from inside show you how you more books. —Jeremiah B. look. Then press restart for the next time. It comes in different colors and I invented a robot to help me do my homework and it talks and it does not take batteries to help me do hard things and wash the dishes and or electricity, because it is automatic! clean my room and play with me. —Janiyla N. —Javie F.

Something that I would like to invent is a limo with no roof and there would always be a parking spot and if you want to have parties in your no-roof limo. I came up with this invention because if you have a big family your family can have enough room for most family and friends. —Dajanai O. Headphones are the Best Invention Ever Some people would not consider headphones to be a good invention, but I do. Without headphones, I would not be able to do things privately. Everywhere I go there are people around. They are always looking at me and minding my business. They never leave me alone. Sometimes I want to be by myself to chill. Having headphones helps me enjoy my privacy. Headphones are very nice to have. They are very good if you want to lock out the noise around you. Where I live, it is very noisy. There are houses being built next door so there are a lot of construction trucks in the neighborhood and they make a lot of noise. I also live near the railroad trains and they make a lot of noise too. So I go into my room and put my headphones in my computer and I listen to music and relax. My music is soothing and keeps me from thinking about all the noise that is in my neighborhood. Headphones are easy to carry. They are small and just fit in your pocket. I use them all the time because they are convenient. I could be at the park or in my basement. It does not matter. My headphones are always with me. As you can see now, headphones are a good invention. I don’t know who made them, but I’m happy somebody did. Headphones are amazing to have because they give you privacy and are easy to carry around with you. —Nicholas H.

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I have a robot named Joe and he helps me cook and helps me draw a picture and helps me cross the street and he helps me clean and helps me do math and helps me read. Why? I did it because I want a friend.

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Out of all things that have tremendously affected my life, it’s books. Books! I think books are awesome because they give you entertainment, but also some books like the dictionary, atlas, and the encyclopedia, give you knowledge, and you really can’t live without knowledge. That may sound stupid, but think about it. Take cookbooks. If you didn’t know how to cook chocolate chip cookies and you ate them raw you would get sick. Also, I bet you set the oven to too high, and maybe that would light your house on fire. So don’t neglect books! Read them—they’re the greatest invention EVER! —Gracen A. I would like to invent windshield wiper glasses. This invention would help people with glasses when it rains. —Isabelle H. If I could invent something I would invent something that can grab things. I would invent this because sometimes I’m too busy to get something or I’m too lazy to get it so I won’t get it at all. But if I had a device like this it would make things so much easier for me and for a lot of people. —Mia D.S.

Everlasting Life My invention is the “Everlasting Life.” It’s a machine that can save anyone at all. It can cure you from cancer, HIV or pneumonia. Whatever it is my machine can save you or a loved one.

If I had to choose an invention that changed my life it would be my iPhone, I use it all the time. When I got it I was so excited and I use it all the time. —Liam F. Winter 2017


I would like to invent a bike that would transform into a car to make life easier because the car runs off of air. But if you don’t feel like driving you can ride your bike that can transform into a car. So you can drive your car any day you want because your car/bike comes with a built-in air pump that never runs out of air. So you can ride your bike or if you get tired of pedaling you can drive your car. Adults only. —D’Zoni L.

My Icey Cup Invention 1000 tells the time. And every time you press on it it will start icey. Then you press what flavor you want. Finally it will make an icey cup. The flavors are blueberry, strawberry, and pink lemonade. There is a charger to my invention so it will charge all the way to 100%. My invention costs $4.00 plus tax.

Cabri R.

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Jamarion H.

The best invention I’ve ever seen is the Rick and Morty robot from season 1 episode 9. The robot can pass butter to you. I would like to invent a Picker Upper. It would pick up stuff so I don’t have to bend over to pick anything up. I want a Picker Upper because I don’t want to keep going up and down picking things up. The color would be blue with diamonds and glitter on it. I would make it by using metal, glitter, and diamonds. It is important to me because I don’t like picking things up. Jamya S. William G.

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Something that was invented was the cell phone. It changed the course of the world by being able to call people on it. Also it’s very useful in finding your way to somewhere. It’s also fun for kids to use when they are bored or something. Pros are: it can be educational, it can help you find your way, it’s fun for grown-ups and kids to play, you can download apps on it. Cons are: it can break or fall out of your hand, it can get lost or taken, kids could get in trouble with it, you could lose something on the phone that you need. —Katelyn H.

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The invention that I use every day is TV. TV is important to me because the math shows help me with my math. I also like to watch YouTube. I also like funny shows like Boy Meets World and Girl Meets World. TV is the invention I enjoy daily for learning and having fun. —Kaitlyn P.

I would like to invent a robot that will clean for you. It will be fun to watch something clean for you in so little time. I came up with this invention when I was cleaning my room for hours. —Deneka B.

Glasses are an important invention because without them people could be blind or not able to see well. I would invent a way that no one could ever die and they can live forever because I lost a lot of loved ones. —Bryan

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A phone was invented and has changed the course of the world both positively and negatively. The positive impact is that people can now connect in a short amount of time. The negative impact is that now people don’t spend enough time with each other. They spend most of their time on their phones. A phone is also dangerous because if you drop it it will shatter and some people may cut their feet or other injuries. But phones are portable and can entertain humans when we are bored. We can also look up information much quicker on a phone than in a dictionary or encyclopedia. But we can waste knowledge and damage our eyes if we look at one for long enough. —Sophie

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Inventions are definitely part of our daily life. If you don’t think inventions are important then imagine this. You are a regular person forty-five thousand years ago. You live in a cave because houses and the building tools haven’t been invented yet. You are starving because you definitely don’t have grocery stores yet and you can’t hunt because you haven’t invented spears. You see a large mammoth pass by. You are so desperate you run out and start hitting it. Unfortunately, your nails aren’t very sharp and instead of meat you are left with one very angry (and very big) mammoth. RUN!!! On the other hand imagine you’re a few hundred years in the future. You get to school by whizzing through tube systems. Just on time. Then your teacher mentions your homework. You jump back into the tube system, grab your homework off the kitchen table, and are back in your seat in less than thirty seconds. —Chloe R.

I drew this robot cleaning up my room and I drew this because when I get in my house I have to clean up so that’s why I built a robot to clean up my room.

Computers have helped me the most because they can do so many things. For example you can watch TV shows and movies and can help research stuff to do homework and they tell the time and play video games and listen to music and email people and it is how I am writing this paragraph! —Kiedon M.

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The Laz-O-Matic 9000! My invention is a robot that you get into that works for you. *Includes food, does work, is awesome! Navarra T.

Joey G.

I want a helper that will help me all the time. I don’t need anything to help Mom or Dad. And I don’t need to wake up and do anything. And it’s going to be a girl. Why? So I can keep doing what I’m doing. And don’t have to clean up my room. But even though I like to clean up it’s still hard work to do it. I want this to not help Mommy or Daddy. —Marshey F.

The thing that I would like to invent is a Weapon Law. I don’t see why we need weapons. If we only people don’t have weapons, we wouldn’t worry about people hurting each other. We should be should it weapon a need we if So harm. for it use you when not it, need we when weapons use very hard to access a weapon. —Demarcus T.

I think a good invention would be a pencil you talk to and it writes what you said. No it’s not like speech-to-text; it’s not on technology. It’s just a regular old pencil that got lucky. —Nicholas E.

My invention: TV glasses With my invention you can throw out your TV because I’m working on TV glasses. The picture will show on the glasses. The sound will come out of the speakers on each side of the glasses. You press little buttons to turn it on and off and change the stations. You press the top to turn up the volume and you press the bottom to lower the volume. You have to charge it every night. I am now making a blueprint for the TV glasses and it may take a couple of years before I am done. anged the on that ch Because ti n e v in n A oks. uld be bo world wo e my life m r fo s k oo without b ll. But with u d sad and e b ld ins and u o w ve our bra ro p im e books w ading. etter at Re become b . aM —Ximen

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An invention that positively affected my life is a refrigerator. Because it keeps your food cold which is the food that I eat every day. Some refrigerators make ice and have water on/in their refrigerator. If we did not have refrigerators life would be HORRIBLE. Because we would have to eat food right away before it goes bad from sitting out. —Kelly A.

An invention that I use daily is my TV. I love TV! And TV is important to me because without TV I could not watch my favorite shows. —Jamya O. Technology is one of the things that change our course of life. It changes how we live and think. More deaths have been caused because of technology. The internet, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other social media, phones, Xbox, PS4 and other consoles like that change how we think. But there are good things about technology not just bad things. The good things about our technology today is you can make good money off it. You can also be entertained by technology. Such as an Xbox. You can play it when you’re bored. There are so many good and bads to technology. Back then when technology wasn’t out the kids went outside to have fun. That is one of the bad parts about technology. Today kids stay in the house and they don’t go outside to play even if it’s nice out. This is how technology changes our course of life. —Aaron W.

Light Bulb A light bulb changed the world because it is basically light. It is so much easier because then we could get light more easy. It was such a great invention they went from candles to light. Also it was not always safe to use candles because basically it is fire. It could cause a really big fire so that is not safe. —Jona

I would make a time portal that is powered on Oreos so people could find out more about long ago. —Declan For me the camera has positively affected my life. I love to take nature pictures and of weather too. I have pictures of my cats, mom and friends on it too. I also love that my camera is waterproof. My camera has affected me positively because now I do not need to ask my mom if I can take a photo with her phone because she deletes them when she has no space. —Ivy R.

Something I would invent to make the world better is teleportation devices. Teleportation devices are basically little remotes that you can carry in your pocket. When you want to go somewhere, you type in the location, and you press a button and a portal to wherever you want to go appears. These will benefit the world because people won’t need cars, so there will be less pollution. My invention will greatly benefit the world. —Joanie C.

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I would invent a pair of working wings so everyone could fly individually with less traffic. Kids could also fly for fun because that is fun and you wouldn’t be bored. And dogs might be able to fly too. —Alaina V.

An invention I want to make is a portable fridge because whenever I get some ice cream by the time I get home my ice cream melts or when I have my chicken I can put them in my P-fridge. My P-fridge would be small so it could fit in your pocket. My P-fridge would have a button that makes it large and small. —Justin An invention that changed the world is Amazon. Amazon is an online retail company that is transforming the world. Amazon makes things a lot easier because you order online and it comes straight to your doorstep the very next day, this eliminates the hustle and bustle of going to a mall or retail store. Also they have created a delivery service to rival UPS and other delivery juggernauts. In conclusion Amazon is transforming the world with incredible distribution and delivery. —Jack B.

Technology is important because in the old days they did not have iPhones or lights or TV or video games also so that’s why I think technology changed over time so this picture explains it. In the first picture a girl has everything and cool air and TV and iPad and phones. But in the second picture sun beams are on her. She has a fan and just food and she’s drawing because there were no electronics. My PlayStation 4 is the best thing ever invented. I play it every day. It allows me to play four or more different sports. I play online. I compete in all four sports with others. Every year there are new games you can buy for my PlayStation, so I never run out of games to play. Thank you Sony for all the good times I have had with my PlayStation. —Jamerion C. One invention is the washing machine. And it has changed our world because people used to have to wash clothes by hand. But ever since the washing machine has been built, people have been going to home stores and buying the washing machine. And that’s how the washing machine changed our world. —David T. The invention of the smartphone has changed life forever. If you were bored twenty years ago, you would have to go outside and knock on a friend’s door. Now, you can call a friend with the push of a button. Smartphones have made life much easier, but less exciting. Forty years ago, playing a game digitally would be the most amazing thing ever! Now, it is a normal thing. On the other hand, smartphones are great and can help us keep in touch and have fun!!!! —Lilly P.

The invention that I picked was an iPhone because everybody uses one in my family and they use it every day and I like the way Apple is making them. Jamaiya H. The internet has affected my life the most because it is big around the world and it’s well-known. It gives me entertainment, information and interesting things to read. There are really fun things to do. The internet helps me stay connected with my family when I travel places.

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Romesha J.

An invention that has changed the course of the world in my mind is all technology but specifically the cell phone. Before phones were invented I think people communicated more face to face. But phones do definitely have their perks. Without phones it would be harder to communicate with family members or friends that live far away. Especially in an emergency you can’t just send a letter. Now that we have phones I think we can’t picture life without them. —Emily D. I want a robot to come to school for me and do my homework and make me some food and she can clean up for me and wash me up. I made it because I just want a friend to be by my side every single day. I want a friend like Lisa, Janlya, Jamya and Jorden. —Virniya W. Computers change the face of the world but they have had both a positive and negative impact. The pros are greater than the cons and include such things as immediate access to knowledge and data and speed. Computers also revolutionized the fields of science, business and communications. Negative impact has included identity theft, cyber bullying, and inaccurate information. Computers are one of the greatest inventions but they have good and bad points. —Jakiyah H. What If? Where would we be without the elevator? Climbing up the stairs? or only making one floor buildings? instead of skyscrapers. What if we had no phones? how would we communicate if we are miles away. write a letter that takes months to arrive? or not communicate at all and spend our days wondering. How would life be if you did not have inventions that are now part of your daily life? Its hard to think it all started with a question made of two simple words what if?

Kamiyah J. Life will be so much easier if I... I will invent a robot because it can remind me to do my work and tell me what not to do. It will wake me up and tell me to wash up. It will tell me what I did not do. My robot is going to be so so cool! My robot will look like me! I’m going to love my robot and my robot’s name is Simone Star Saxson. Life is going to be so much easier! The Homework Do-er First you get your homework. Then you open up the Homework Do-er and put your homework on the left side of the Homework Do-er. There are five different slots. Each slot has a color and a type of homework. Yellow is math, green is science, red is reading, blue is spelling and pink is vocabulary. The start button is purple. And that’s how the Homework Do-er works. —Clark S. If I would make an invention it would be wings so you can fly. This would make life easier because then you wouldn’t get tired by walking or running. I thought of it because I’ve always wondered what it would look like and feel like. Also I would like to travel to different places. —Ronav N.

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This invention is called the Maid-O-Bot. It does things like does homework, picks things up, cooks for you and more... This invention will cost $1,000. It activates like a phone. You can name it, make it walk upstairs. It works with and without WiFi. It can pay your phone bill. To turn it on call its name 10 times or touch its button. To turn it off say “Good night Maid-O-Bot” 3 times or hit the button. It runs on air! Hope you love the Maid-O-Bot…..

How did people live without cell phones? I just got mine two months ago for my birthday. If something dangerous happens, I can contact an adult and also look up stuff for my homework, like if you don’t know what a word means you can look it up, and I can get directions if I am lost. Life is easier now with the cell phone and you can play games on it and use your cell phone calling your parents. —Zalayah G.

The Magical Adventure

Tamara C.

Tyson T.

My invention is a flying car. It’s a car that can fly through the air and avoid you from traffic also take you everywhere without ever stopping to get gas because it’s like a human without having to eat but it sleeps when it’s not used. It comes in different types. Also it drives by itself. It can drive in water and it can fly like a plane. WiFi Shoes My invention is Wi-Fi Shoes. These shoes provide free internet wherever you go. It works with a simple push of a button. You will get a code to lock your WiFi if you don’t want to share.

My loving robot Takar. She loves dances like dabbing. When kids are sad she makes them happy again. —Takariunna G.

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Xbox Vulture X2 I plan on making a better Xbox or controller designed better than PS4 scuf controller. I plan on calling it the Vulture X2 and the attachments to come with it are controller joysticks extension and also to make where it’s easy to shoot is triggers where you put the tips of your fingers at to aim faster, shoot faster, or just get around your Xbox faster. Also more grip to the controller just in case you’re not used to the finger triggers. The controller cost will hopefully approximately be 200 if not 100-200. It will be a wired controller. —Don N.

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The jacket I created will change colors depending on your mood. If you’re feeling upset it will turn blue and it will also talk to you to help you with your homework or test or any type of work and it will play music.

Inventions

Screws, nuts, bolts Patents, patience And much much more But it’s mostly Imagination that Knocks at the door —Kristina M.

Grab a Bot Can help reach high things for you, help you up if you fall, grab one today! Also can grab stuff out of your iPhone like a new drone, and more!

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Amarion T.

If I could create one thing, it would be a casket-shaped pod that you would go in and it would put your body to sleep but upload your brain into a virtual world. In this world you would never die and could interact with anyone around the world. You could have your own server or city that would only be with you and your friends and family. Moving would so much easier because you could just upload your house to another server. Another thing is that you could have anything you want because it wouldn’t cost anything to just copy and paste something someone else had. A limitation of that feature would be that you would have to design yourself anything that anyone else didn’t have. —Charles P. The first robot man on the moon

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I use a controller every day. I would invent a controller with more buttons. Sometimes on games you will have to move your finger to the other button but with my controller it’s faster to press it. Elinor

Dequan W.

Hover Lifeboat

My invention is a car that can go underwater and it’s waterproof so that it can’t get wet and get damaged so you can get in the tub or pool. Why I made this is so kids under three can play in the tub with bubbles. And have a speaker so you can listen to music.

iPhones

The most important invention ever was the iPhone. It’s a great invention because it makes your life easier. I do not know what I would do without it. Every time I need something, I just use my phone. It really helps me stay close to the people I love and it helps me know more about the world. My iPhone is very good at keeping me connected to my friends. For example, I use my iPhone to call people in my classroom. I do not have to wait to see them at school to do that. Calling my friends on the phone is easy. I just dial their numbers and I start talking to them. I can even FaceTime them which is good because I get to see what they look like. Another reason the iPhone is a great invention is because it is full of resources like the Internet. When I am at home, I use my phone to do my homework. I log onto Compass Learning and I learn how to do my math and reading. I also use the iPhone to play educational games. I play other games too on my phone. When we are in class and I do not know something, I can look it up on my phone. Sometimes I do not know what something looks like so I press images on my phone and I can see how it really is. In conclusion, the iPhone is a very good invention to have. I love it very much. My phone keeps me busy especially when I’m calling my friends and playing games on it. I think most people use iPhones because they are so special. —Kennedy P.

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The boat you see here is called a Hover Lifeboat. It sucks people up in danger and provides food and shelter. It flies, floats and drives in water. Money Maker I can put money in my money maker like $50.00. It comes out like $250.00! That’s why I want one. And I can pay my bills. And don’t have to get a job or work. Because... I am going to be the richest person in the world! —Ari’Yana R.

find The PS4 helps people to many ps hel PS4 things to play. why t’s Tha s. ng thi h people wit off e PS4 is a good way to tak when what you’re thought of e. gam the g yin you are pla Jr. F., e ric au —M I would invent a flying car because on the way home the traffic gives me a headache. I hate traffic, so that’s what I would invent. —Brandon A.

Computers and ipads are the best invention because most of the time I use it to play Rob lox or watch YouTube. When I get into fifth or sixth grade, I nee d to use it for homework. —Willia m H.

I would want to invent construction drones because it would create things very quickly and it can create anything you want.

Briana C.

Every day I use my toothbrush so my teeth will be clean and not yellow. It is important to me because I don’t want my teeth to look like the sun. I don’t want my breath to stink either or I may have a cavity. —Messiah W.

The sewing machine is the invention that positively affected my life the most. It has most positively affected my life in many ways. One of the ways is when I use the sewing machine I love to be able to use my imagination in many different ways. If I make a mistake I can improvise and make it into something new and really cool. I am grateful for the inventor. —Liten C.

Magical Clouds! My invention is magical clouds that are near ground as cars that take you anywhere you want to go. They make things easier, anything you have to do is snap your fingers and your taxi cloud is on its way!

Winter 2017


Shanya C.

I invented a Marketplace. My Marketplace is going to be big when I grow up. I am going to have candy, chips and pop. We are going to have fruit snacks too.

I wake up and look out my window at the gray dreary sky. The cars rushing down my street seem slow. The purple carpet below me is soft. It’s time for school! I rush downstairs and brush my teeth and get dressed. When I’m finally done, I hop in my car and go to school. Cars have changed the world in so many ways! The black, gray, blue, red, white and many other colors are fascinating. No two are the same. Cars represent the personality of the driver. Cars have evolved so much and used to go 12 mph! Now they go hundreds of mph! I am so glad they are around because without them, I would have to walk everywhere. Cars aren’t always good and useful though! They keep you unsocial and keep you from riding buses to meet new faces. They also create air pollution and global warming. You rely on their heating and air conditioner. You never want to walk either! Cars are amazing. I use them almost every day. But they’re not always useful. —Camryn D. For my invention I will invent a sled with a nuclear reactor jet engine on the back. It will go easily 90 mph. It could go on any terrain and it will have wheels. It would also be used to go on a nice winter wonderland ride...... at 400 mph. —Reid G. Kewon P.

My life got better when I got my PlayStation two Christmases ago. I play it in my room once a day. My favorite game is Watch Dogs 2. I do war missions and I am usually successful. I have about 30 games and I am getting more. I never knew PlayStation could do so many things just like TVs. I am happy Sony invented PlayStation. —Makyla S. Something I would want to invent is a flying car that people could drive in to work and other places and there would be lots of parking places for your car. Because with a flying car you will not need gas because it will run off water. —Taphany S. Music is an invention that has positively changed my life. I say this because dance is my life. I love it and I think I’m good at it. I think it’s fun and it’s something I do every day. If I didn’t have music I could still dance but dance without music is a bit bland. Also music is great. How great is music... I think it’s great. The beat, the rhythm, the words and how they go together. It’s great. I love music so much. It’s probably the greatest invention. I love it. —Carly A . I would like to invent an all-in-one cleaning machine that cleans your whole house for you. So, if you come home from a hard day at school or work and your house is dirty and you don’t feel like cleaning up, you can just turn on the machine and it will clean up for you and instead of cleaning and then getting tired you can spend more time with your family and have more time to cook and you won’t have to worry about cleaning and if you go to school you can just do your homework and focus more. Another reason why I want to invent the machine is because people spend a lot of money on maids and have to worry about paying them on time so they won’t quit so instead of having a maid you can use the machine and you won’t have to worry about paying someone to clean your house for you. The reason why I came up with this invention is because my mom sometimes has hard days at work and she has to come home and clean and me and my brother have to do homework and don’t have time to clean. —Kamoria P.

Winter 2017

My invention is to get a robot to give me things and make my life easy and to make me food and to clean my room and help me go to school every day. If I were to invent something, it would be a multipurpose object/item. If it were possible, it would have everything you ever needed in it. It would have a morphing device which could change it into many different looks and it could morph whatever it was touching into whatever you wanted it to. It would be a phone, a medical emergency kit, a walkie talkie, etc. ANYTHING you ever needed. The reason for this is because people need something to protect them and help them survive. This device would be that and more. If this device were created, people would only need one thing to carry around. This device. This device will be called Advanced Performing Technology in One or APTO for short. —Milo S. When you’re shopping, and then you finish there will be a panel with numbers from 1 to 1000 and you hit your house number and anything you bought would teleport to your house. —Max B. I invented a car machine that has hands hanging from the bottom of the car. It can grab people. It has four shark grabbers on it. It has a computer. —Jamie H.

I have an invention that I’ve been thinking about for a while. Side mirror windshield wiper! What I mean is, I want to invent something to help car drivers. What this does is let’s say you are going on a road trip or driving wherever, and oh no it starts to rain! Well that’s what the side mirror windshield wiper does! It’s a little wiper like you have on the front/back of a car and now it’s on the side! What it’s made to do is clear all the water off of the side mirrors, because when it rains, you can’t really see with all the water droplets and stuff covering it. That was my invention. —Eleanor P. A Lego sorter because I have so much Legos and a bunch more do too but it could sort so people can get Legos a lot faster so people would not step on 20 Legos before you get the Lego you need. —Alex

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I am inventing a toy car because it is cute. This is me driving home.

Ja’Von W.

Light Absorber The Light Absorber takes the sunlight and makes power. It has positive and negative energy. The invention I am working on will simplify life for everyone. I am inventing something that will automatically dispense any food, object and can show TV. It works by voice command. You tell it what you want and it will dispense the food! When you want to watch TV just say what you want to watch and it’s there. You can eat a Nacho Supreme while watching your favorite show. You might have to wait a few years for me to finish my invention. —Tony S. An invention that will make life more fun is “smellivision.” You know when someone in a movie or a show describes a smell, and you want to know what it smells like, well smellivision allows you to. Smellivison is a way to smell the scents that you see on, for example, a TV or anything you’re watching. —Betiel O. One invention I use daily is shoes. This is important to me because shoes protect my feet. —Malcolm S.

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Chauntalayne J.

Hover Shoes

I would like to make an iPhone that will track anything down and gives you anything you want for free. I came up with this because I don’t want people to steal. So, if they get this iPhone, they can get anything they want for free. And so when someone loses something they can track it down. —Jazarra C. An invention that I use daily is my loft bed. When I did not have a loft my room was a mess. But now that I have one my room seems bigger and it’s a lot more organized. I also love sleeping up high. I have almost made a little sanctuary up there. Although I have a habit of getting up in the middle of the night and craving water. So I don’t like to have to climb down my ladder to get water or a tissue. Even though my loft has a downside I still use it a lot and love it. —Moira W.

A good invention was plumbing because in the past people would go to the bathroom and throw their droppings out the window. That is why most men wore top hats to stop poop from landing on their head. By having plumbing they no longer did this so the streets didn’t smell as bad and the sidewalks were cleaner. —James K.

vies. watch TV shows and mo I use the TV every day to the tch wa ld TV because I cou It’s important to watch W. a ny —Sha news to see the weather. Something that I think will change the world are solar panels. Solar panels mean so much because the energy they create is renewable and solar energy does not put pollution in the air. I think this is really important because what would we do without solar energy when fossil fuels run out. —Sam M. If I made an invention, I would make a food dispenser. It would make the world better because if you’re hungry you would have food and you would never starve. I came up with this idea because I want to help homeless people, and if they have food it would help them. I thought if they had food it would be better. So I made the food dispenser. —Laila N. Book Maker 3000 I am always looking for a perfect book to read. So what I want to invent is the machine that gives you any book in the world. Then I would never need technology. I would be in book heaven. —Leo I would invent a robot that looks like a person. The name of my robot is Heaven. I would invent a robot because it can help me with a lot of things like homework. If I forget about something it would remind me. I came up with this invention because I like robots. I would build my robot when I am 24 years old. My robot would be a girl with a ponytail and she will have on a skirt. I would build my robot in a big open space. Akiyah H. The invention of baseball has changed my life because I play it and it takes a lot of time. It also is a big commitment and turns into a lifestyle. —Matthew

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Something that has changed the world is solar panels. Solar panels affect the world because they help with fossil fuel issues. We only have limited amount of coal, oil, and gas. Solar panels also power houses, cars, and many other things. Fossil fuels are very limited and soon we might run out. Many people think we could run out in 2020 so solar panels are very helpful. Solar panels are helping this one panel at a time. Since the sun won’t blow up in a couple million years, solar panels will be very, very helpful for a while. —Sofia S. changed the world was the Something that was invented that for the better because it plane. The plane changed the world re the plane people used to made it easier to travel because befo invented the plane and they Then . drive places and took so long thing that was helpful about you can get to places faster. Another lots of money on gas and it was that it was easier than spending that it was expensive and was e driving somewhere. The downsid —Makayla A. it killed lots of birds that were flying.

The invention that has helped me is shoes. They help me because they protect you and if you stepped on a nail you will have to go to a hospital and get the nail out but now if you have shoes on they save your feet. —Stanley S. The invention that I use daily is my red hoverboard. It is important to me because when I don’t want to walk so far, I ride it. It moves when you lean forward. It will go forward. Lean backwards and it will go backwards. I really like them. I hope they come out with different functions. —Keonta R. I would invent a robot that helps people with sickness so they can feel better and people with disabilities so they can feel better and be themselves because people can’t be mistreated they need to be treated nicely to live. —Adam A. Barbies because they’re fun and I can dress them up and imagine games that might never happen. When I play Barbie they make me happy and help me be creative. Why I chose Barbies is because it’s fun and it’s really really affected my life in a good way. —Zoe The invention I used that changed the world is television and phones. The positive of this invention is it helps you tell the weather, what’s going on at stores and stuff. The negative things about this invention is it has strong language on some of the things you watch. In conclusion television and phones are an important invention. —Martell V.

One invention that positively changed my life would be the toothbrush. How it changed my life was if there was nothing to clean your teeth it would be yellow! Eww! Also if you don’t clean your teeth they would probably fall out, and then you’ll just have gums. Still eww! Last but not least when you go to the dentist imagine what they would say to you! Trust me they once told me I needed to stop eating a lot of candy, hey! It’s not my fault it was around Halloween! But thank you so, so, so, so, so, so etc. much for making a toothbrush. —Olivia G. If I would invent something I would invent a better way to store things. I would invent a backpack that can grow to store more things. It can become softer or harder and can take any hit. The zipper is made in a way it can’t jam and would be waterproof on the inside and outside. This is my idea for an invention. —Tony G.

An invention I use daily is a pencil. It’s so important to m because it helps m e e fix my mistakes. Even as it shrinks when I sharpen it, it’s still useful. Ther e are many types pencils. Like mecha of nical pencils, only thing you have to do is add more lea d to it. The lead m ight break but the mechanical pencil does not shrink lik e the regular penc —Janyra B. ils.

iPhones are Useful Some people think the car is the best invention because it takes you everywhere. Well, I do not agree with that. I think the iPhone is a good thing to have. There are many uses for the iPhone. The iPhone is good for calling people and it has many resources available on it. I use my iPhone all the time to call my parents. When they do not answer, I look them up on the GPS and I can tell where they are and know they are okay. This is good because my parents will never get lost. In an emergency, it is good to have an iPhone. If you get hurt, you can call the police and in a matter of minutes they will come to help. The iPhone has many useful resources besides calling people. One resource that I use daily is the Internet. The Internet helps people find information. You don’t have to go to a library or ask somebody else. All you need is to pull out your phone, and the information is right at your fingertips. When I’m at my grandmother’s house, she uses her phone to help me with my homework. When I don’t know a multiplication problem, she finds the answer on the phone. Having an iPhone is special. I cannot imagine my life without it. I do so many things on my phone. I think I will continue to use it even when I am an adult. —Takayiah Y. ok bag, your can organize your bo The Organize Robot C. mework. —Nishon room and do your ho

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Alycia T.

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What would I do without my iPhone? The Inven tion I use daily is my iPhone 5S. It is important because it helps me call my parents. It is important because it helps me keep important stuff down and to play games. It is important becau se it helps me send text messages to my parents and siblin gs. It is important because it helps me keep emails that they send me. It is important because I get to watch YouTu be about math. It is fun to have my iPhone 5S because I get to look at important stuff and get important stuff. —Ma riah B.

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I drew a robot cleaning my room. Why I drew this is I do not like to clean my room up. If I were to create an invention my invention would be a magnetic car. You would never need to buy gas ever again! That would reduce the amount of pollution and it would also be able to go faster than an average car, however the car would be run on magnets and those need to get mined out of the ground and we don’t have much inventory of that. In conclusion this could help everyone including animals and pets. —Jackson H. I would want to make a broomstick that can actually fly because it would be easier to get to places far away. —Tru C. the lightbulb. In the late 1800s, Thomas Edison invented e had we’v use beca now, h muc like It may not seem d with the worl le who a ine imag But . long so for s lightbulb , but then ened happ It e? sun and candles as our light sourc they don’t And s! burn ent frequ Less ! our problem was fixed you ever will how go out because it’s windy! Like yesss! And ? Okay, head your over get an idea without a lightbulb flying a with t smar as look t don’ You that’s a joke, but seriously. so does And . rocks n Ediso as Thom ary summ In flying candle. are reading this the lightbulb! So be grateful. And if you lights, and say, your with g ceilin right now, look up at your s. Do. Light use. Beca live!” me help You “Thanks, lights! —Hazel R.

I think we should make a pencil that hears your voice and writes it on your paper. I think the pencil will be good because you never will spell anything wrong and it will be a lot faster to write and your handwriting wouldn’t be bad and if you say anything wrong you can erase it with the handy dandy eraser and it would also be helpful for people that don’t know how to write words. —George B.

Winter 2017

Life without a phone Life without a phone would be horrible! My Phone The best invention ever is the phone. I use my phone every day. It is very useful. Two useful things you can do on a phone is use the different apps and take pictures. One way I use my phone is to take pictures. When I was on my field trip to the Art Institute, I used my phone to take pretty pictures of the building and artwork. We went to the park and I took pictures and I showed them to my mom when I got home. She was so happy because I had a good time. She felt like she was there at the park even though she was not. Phones have many apps that you can use. On my phone, my favorite apps help me play games. I can be anywhere and be entertained. When I am taking a long ride with my parents, I sit back and enjoy the ride while listening to music. I can play any kind of rap music on my phone. I just go to YouTube and press play. I make Musical.ly videos on my phone. The best thing about a phone is you can use it to call people. You can talk to your friends all over the world. When you cannot see people, you can call them and know about their lives. As you can see, having a phone is fun. It gives you many things to do. I am glad I have a phone. —Mia H.

I would make a recycling bin that when you put the correct trash in it, it would give you a dollar. —Elliot M. More than one century ago when Thomas Edison invented electricity he probably didn’t know what we would use it for. Our refrigerators would not work without it. Heaters would not heat without it. We would still be using candles instead of lights. For me the most important thing that electricity does for me is power my Wi-Fi. Many inventions would never have been invented if electricity was never invented. How would our lives be if electricity was not available? —Jamarius J. The smart phone is one thing no one can escape. We get texts and phone calls 24/7. This device may be good in ways where you can talk to your friends that live far away or you can message someone when you need to get a ride but this device can also be dangerous. Some of the many dangers are texting while driving and looking down at your phone while walking around. —Grayson F. The invention that has really impacted me was paper and pencil because back when I was little, I LOVED to draw, which inspired me to film and animate. I got the filming idea based on all of the troubles I’ve had in my past life memories. This is also why I want to teach lessons to everyone out there that sometimes there are problems, but we can all fix them if we do the right thing. —Aiden S. I would invent a robot that would sense if there was any trash on the floor and would go over to it and pick it up. It would also sense if the trash was full and then would take it out. It also has solar panels on its head so it is energy friendly. —Kinser O.

Something I almost use every day is my hockey stick. It is very special. People might think oh why would a girl play hockey? My nickname is Ace. My hockey stick is very important to me because it’s what lets me play hockey and hockey is my favorite sport out of the eight I play. —Araceli C.E. The invention that changed my life is the hoverboard. It is like a car but you ride it with your feet. You can get it from Target or a toy store. It is so cool. It is like the future. It is the newest thing. It lights up. It is fun and fun to ride. You ride it by your feet or body. To ride it you turn it on and hop on it. You steer by moving your body or your feet. You control the speed by leaning back and forth. You don’t want to ride in grass. Just make sure it is charged and don’t fall off. —Ray’qwaun J.

The invention that I use daily is my cell phone. It lets me call my mom and dad. I can play games on it. Sometimes I order takeout food. Most importantly if there’s an emergency, I can get help right away by dialing 911. My cell phone is the daily invention most important to me because of the many ways it helps me. —Amari C.

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My iPhone The most important invention is the iPhone. The reason why I say that is because the iPhone can do more things than other phones before. The iPhone is good for calling people face to face, taking pictures and looking at them on your phone and it is easy to carry around with you. One thing that you can do on an iPhone is FaceTime people. You can see their faces as you talk to them. That is especially good because it feels like you are right next to them. I have a cousin who lives in Minnesota. She calls me on my iPhone and we FaceTime. We have a lot of fun because we see each other. All iPhones take beautiful pictures. Many years ago people had to take pictures in cameras that could not instantly display them. People had to wait in long lines just to see their pictures. Now, you can see pictures right away when you take them on your iPhone and you can delete the ones you do not like. One more reason I like the iPhone is because it can fit right in your pocket. That makes carrying it around easier. Nobody wants to carry photo albums with you. They are too big and they get in the way. When I want to show my friends what I am doing, I just take out my phone. In conclusion, you can see how great iPhones really are. They make your life easier. They have more features for you to use. I am so glad I own an iPhone. I don’t know what I would do without it. —Saani R. make The invention I will make is something that will even t migh It r! make t children even happier. A swee because make some adults happy! It will make life easy r and make the and cream ice buy is do to have you all K. heem —Ra boom, unlimited ice cream, bam! Last Christmas my father gave me an iPad for Christ mas. My little brothers did not get iPads so I’m going to build one for them. The first thing I’m going to take my iPad apart and try to put it together with tools. I will buy the parts in a store and put them together just like I did with my iPad. My brothers will be surprised. If it doesn ’t work they have to wait until next Christmas. —Destiny R. a I would invent a device that helps you become you move dance a do you better dancer and helps can’t do. —Damaria J.

I think a good invention would be an animal decoder. It would help us understand animals more so that we could make the animals’ habitats more safe for them. —Nicholas E. If I could invent something I would want invent the Homework Robot. The Homework Robot could do all the homework you would like him to do. If you have a lot of homework just turn on your homework machine. If you don’t want to go to school then have your homework robot go instead. —Henry M.

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TV and phones are important to me because I get to know what happens around me and the world, and using the phone helps me keep in touch with people. They also keep me safe like if it’s something bad happening, use your phone to call the police. Using your TV will prevent you from going to a bad place. That’s why TV and phones are important to me. —Pilar J. An invention I want to make is a water bottle with velcro on the sides that come s with containers with velcro on them so you can store food on the water bottle and choose how much yo u store. I came up with this idea at an engineering fair at my school and that wa s my product. —Erik B.

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If I had to invent something, it would be a hover board. I would invent a hover board because it would be fun to feel like you were flying. It would also be an easier way of transportation because you wouldn’t have to use any gas and there would be no traffic. —James G. was Something that changed the course of the world s is it’s game video t video games. The positive thing abou ng creati for y mone of lot a get fun and if you made it you it’s is s game video t abou thing ive negat the game. The addicting and people waste money on them. —Desmond O.

It’s called The Money Maker. It works with a switch. It makes money. And it makes coins. The robot makes the money. The robot makes the coins too. His name is Robert. He is 30 years old. His birthday is May 1. An invention that really changed the world in both positive and negative ways is the sewing machine. In a positive way, people got jobs selling clothing in stores. People had more options and there was more quantities of clothing which allowed people to have more clothing. Also, clothing used to be handmade by the woman in the house. It would take quite a long time to make several pairs of clothing for the whole family. Sewing machines are more efficient and eliminate the woman’s extremely hard work of making clothes all day. But they also eliminated people who depended on hand sewing. Also sewing machine store-bought clothing is more expensive than hand sewing, which means people with less money cannot afford clothing from stores. Sewing machines are expensive to buy to own. Overall sewing machines are a good invention for the better. —Iris R. An invention I use daily is my phone because it helps me call people in case of an emergency. —Dequane M. An invention that I use daily is my school clothes because that’s my school uniform. It is important to wear my uniform every day. —Raven F.

The invention that positively affected my life is my phone. My phone affected my life by making things like homework and reading easier. —Shane B.

is beds itively affected the world One invention that has pos and nky ple would always be cra because without beds peo y The e. hav y cramps that the complaining about all of the e aus bec g rnin mo ke up in the also would not want to wa is if t that night. One last reason res no had e hav uld they wo ht nig ole wh would be crying the you had babies then they —Bella C. because they’re not comfy.

I am grateful for the invention of the toaster because it warms up my waffles and I love to smell beautiful buttery delicious waffles. —Oliver

I would have to say the phone affected my life because I got my first phone when I was 6. Me and my sister were away from home a lot and away from my mother and father so we needed a phone to call them and see how they were doing and to make sure we were okay. We also wanted to know how the situation was going so we called or texted them so I can get in contact with my loved ones. So this affected my life in a positive way. —Lovie C.

My favorite invention has to be the iMessage group and the Apple headphones (iphone headphones). The iMessage group allows me and my friends from different parts of the world to talk. We can write a story via iMessage. And headphones are the best, they allow me to zone out into my own world without interruptions. —Raquel R.

My glasses are an invention I use daily. They are important to me because I use them to see things. It makes me unique—different in ways from other people. —ShamaRie J. The invention that changed my life is the trampolines because they taught me how to flip and they’re fun and they taught me how to do funny stuff. —Dylan R.

Winter 2017


Something that I would like to invent to make life more fun is a backyard waterpark. I came up with this invention because I know everyone in the whole world likes waterparks and I thought hey wouldn’t it be cool if someone could have a waterpark at their house? And then I thought of the backyard waterpark. Each backyard waterpark costs $3500. Each backyard waterpark has 15 long waterslides and 50 short waterslides. There’s one wave pool and 4 racer slides. —Dillon M. Yaroslav had been thinking about it all day. The big invention. The big experiment. What type of invention was it? Well, it was a machine. Yaroslav wanted the machine to be shaped like a printer, but without the open paper slot. Just the beige, metallic, hollow rectangle that Yaro had seen in so many offices. The machine would have buttons on the front, and some writing on the side. The writing would say, “Водяной трансформатор” or “Water Transformer.” Since Yaro had lived most of his life in Russia, he thought it would be cool to put some Russian writing on it. The machine could transform water into anything. Water into soda, water into lemonade, even water into chemicals. It could turn water into anything liquid. And all Yaroslav Teagan had to do was work on it. —Desmond L.K.

My sister had a baby in May, so now I am an aunt. When I visit them, I love playing with my nephew except for diaper changing time. So I would invent a diaper changing machine so I wouldn’t have to see or smell a dirty diaper. Here’s how it would work: You would put the baby in a little cradle, and then a crane arm would remove the dirty diaper. The crane arm would look like a hand and be very gentle. Then it would gently clean the baby and put a new diaper on. Then the bottom of the cradle would rise up a couple of inches so you could just pick the baby up. —Maya R. be a Time If I could make any invention I wanted it would back in go could I ke mista a made I if se becau Machine ht that thoug I se time and fix it. I came up with it becau be able they would how ke mista if someone made a big the see and time in back go to like would to fix it. I also world before it was built. —Reyhan N.

A food Nerf gun that shoots food. I want to invent this because someone would shoot food in your mouth every time you’re hungry and you don’t have to use your hands. —Curtis F.

d chips. So now I don’t have to go I invented a hot chip maker because I always wante se I get to eat chips. —Kwevaeh R. to the store anymore. I love my invention becau

I use my phone daily. It’s important to me. Why? So I can stay in contact with people if I need help with something. It helps me if I need to go somewhere but I don’t know where it is, it can tell me and sometimes if I get bored I play games on it. —Eric E. My invention will be a robot that will make up my bed wh en I do not have time to make up my bed. His name will be Bob . Bob will help me a lot becaus e Bob will be the best and a cool robot. —Camren N.

The Coolest Bed If I could make an invention I would make an invention that the bed would massage you. And when you say ice cream, it would get you ice cream. Every time you say TV, a TV would pop up. Or if you say popcorn or pizza it would give you what you want! The bed will give you everything! —Emmie The Invention I use da ily is my phone. My phone is very impo rtant to me because it lets me cal l and text people. It lets me get on my fav orite social media, such as Snapch at, Facebook, etc. I take pictures and videos on it all day. Whenever I’m bo red I’ll get on my phone and play a game . —Tamia R.

I use my phone daily. Why it’s important is because it has my family’s numbers and memories and games. And it’s very valuable to me. That’s why I think it’s important. Sometimes it goes to a wrong app, but I still love it. —Preston D.

I use a fork and it’s important because it helps you pick up food without getting your hands dirty and it’s easy to hold. —Eddie N.


Studentsxpress Winter 2017  

Students wrote and drew about inventions they use daily, that changed the course of the world and/or affect their lives the most. Some even...

Studentsxpress Winter 2017  

Students wrote and drew about inventions they use daily, that changed the course of the world and/or affect their lives the most. Some even...

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