Women Inventors Placemat!

Women Inventors Placemat!

Have we mentioned the placemat is here? It’s here! One day at breakfast, over a year ago, my daughter looked up from her Inventors of the World placemat asked sadly, “Why is there only one woman on this?” I said “There are more than that! I have a whole book of...

Navajo Teen Inventor Has Solar Heating Solution!

The Being Bold podcast is in its season on Inventors, so this UpliftConnect.com writes: “High school senior student, Kelly Charley is developing a solar heater for the thousands of homes in the Navajo Nation that don’t have access to electricity. Many people,...
Who invented the Super Soaker?  (Rocket Scientist)

Who invented the Super Soaker? (Rocket Scientist)

I never thought about who invented the Super Soaker, that giant water gun that lets you really soak your friends while not having to stop to refill your squirt gun every few minutes. Did you ever wonder? I found out who invented it this summer, as our family was on a...
Lotte Reiniger’s Shadow Puppet Animation

Lotte Reiniger’s Shadow Puppet Animation

Lotte Reiniger was a pioneer of animation, and instead of drawing, she cut out paper to make her short films.  I’ve posted one above for you to watch. If you want to learn more about her life and career, Stuff You Missed in History Class recently had an episode...