At some point in their childhood, each of my three cave sons has participated in Camp Invention, a summer science/invention program for kids. The boys really enjoyed their experiences but two activities stand out to them. Participants had to bring in a few things: boxes, containers and tubes to build with and a broken appliance or two. They work in groups to build some crazy buildings, robots and contraptions. With their appliance, they get to take it apart and rebuild it into something else. Camp Invention is loved by students everywhere.
Well, a few weeks ago we got an email from CI regarding a contest that Jimmy Fallon is having for kid inventors. The kids had to make a 1-2 minute video telling about an invention of theirs. My youngest son, the big inventor in the family, had a fabulous idea that he came up with a few years ago. He put together a presentation and we are keeping our fingers crossed that, with any luck, he'll get picked to be on the show. I know it's a long shot but you never know. Somebody has to win. Why not him. It truly is a very useful invention. Wish us luck. I recommend Camp Invention to all students. Check out your nearest summer program.