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When you play Ping Pong, the ball can go all over the place and you have to chase after it! But...
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Think like an inventor! Could you invent a different way to play Ping Pong so that you wouldn’t have to chase the ball?
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11-year-old Alexander Xiong invented this game. A ping pong ball is attached to a string so you never lose it! And no table is needed!
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A company helped Alexander make his invention easier to use by clipping the string to a door frame. He calls the game Door Pong!
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Some inventions are just for fun! Think like an inventor! If you had a swing set, what could you do to make it even more fun?
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Here’s one idea. You could attach a hose to the swing so it’s like a waterfall! A 6-year-old named Seren came up with this idea!
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Here’s a different idea! You could attach a hose to the swing, but also add a timer. When the water falls, you never get wet!
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Some people hate waking up. They ignore their alarm clocks and stay in bed! What could you invent to get them out of bed?
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Here’s an idea. What about an alarm clock that SCARED you to wake up and get out of bed? What scary alarm could you invent?
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9-year-old Krystal James invented this spider alarm clock! It’s called “The Licker”–it licks your face to wake you up!
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Riding a scooter is usually a solo activity! Think like an inventor! Could you invent a scooter that many people could ride at once?
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Hint: These men built this bicycle for four people! Look carefully at how it’s made. Does this give you any ideas for a scooter?
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9-year-old Wendy Ridley invented a 4-person scooter. Its handle- bars adjust to different heights so short and tall people can ride!
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Check out how a regular washing machine works! Electricity gives the machine power to spin the clothes...
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Think like an inventor! What’s another way that you could spin this part of a washing machine if you didn’t have electricity?
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Here’s one idea! This washing machine works like a bike! One “wheel” of the bike has clothes inside. You power it with your feet!
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Remya, who lives in India, invented the pedal washing machine when she was 14 years old. She now invents things as her job!
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