Every week, our Week in Rap Shout-Out Contest gives students an opportunity to win a shout out for their school in the next Week in Rap. For this week’s contest, we challenged you to imagine a revolutionary new invention.
Our winner this week is Park Hill Elementary School in Denver, CO. Mrs. Mills and Ms. Kennan’s fifth graders started the year off strong with some stellar entries!
- The biggest problems with the way mankind lives in the present are pollution and global warming. The problem is noticed worldwide, but it remains unacted upon. The U.S. is (sort of) trying to act upon it, but if it isn’t stopped, it could make mankind become extinct. I might have an idea to stop this worldwide problem, but it would be hard work. We need to create a device that makes oxygen as easily as factories make destructive gasses. We know how photosynthesis works, so I’m thinking that we could make artificial oxygen producing cells, but that inhale and exhale one thousand times faster than a normal plant. We could pack it in strong, recyclable material and attach it to hang gliders that are dropped from planes. All of the poisonous gasses in Earth’s atmosphere would be converted to oxygen, thus possibly ending global warming. — Dylan
- If I had to invent something I would invent super-duper springy shoes. They are shoes that are so bouncy that if you put them on you could bounce across the Atlantic Ocean. That way, I would be able to go see my aunt and cousins in Norway after school to have a cup of tea. I would also be able to go and get chocolate, brown cheese, and candy, and still make it back before soccer. This would save the earth a lot of money and pollution. It would also save people a lot of time. The shoes come in all sizes and could be adjusted, depending on if you want to travel alone or with your whole family. — Helen
- My invention would be an automatic paper grader for teachers. It would look like a normal printer but you would put the paper in one end and it would come out the other, completely graded. It would automatically record the grades into the computer. It would save a lot of the teachers’ time so they could spend time with their families and friends. Also, they would have more time to think about what to teach the students so they could improve their teaching abilities. It would save the school money, too. It would be made out of recycled items so it would be good for the planet. All schools would be able to afford it, because it would be inexpensive. It would take some of the stress off the teacher. My goal is to become a teacher and it would save a lot of my time. — Averi
- Instead of having a really heavy backpack, you should be able to have an electronic device that has all your textbooks on it. It would have all the information you’ll need for the school year for free. Say goodbye to heavy backpacks that cause damage to kids’ spines! Now with this new device, all you’ll need is a full battery. Don’t wait to get it, so you won’t be lugging around seven textbooks. Throw away that backpack! You can even do your homework and take notes. For every four hours you use it, it only takes five percent of your battery. — Vanessa
- I think having a helicopter on your backpack would be awesome. Kids could just walk out of the house, turn on their Copterpack, and fly to school. It would make things lighter for the kids, too. Also, there wouldn’t need to be buses for kids anymore. Bus drivers would lose their jobs, but they could be, like, air crossing guards, instead. The kids would love it and their parents wouldn’t need to drive them to school. It would save gas and everyone could sleep later. I guess there could be ones for grown-ups, too. It could be on a work bag or something. That is my fantastic invention. — Ella
Great work, everyone! These would all be amazingly useful inventions.
We also wanted to share some of our other favorite invention ideas. Check them out:
- I would invent a mesh that could be placed in a road that would warm the road’s surface to a temperature that would prevent ice and snow from sticking to it in the winter. The grid would be charged by solar and / or wind power and would help save lives by keeping roadways and bridges safe in cold, snowy, and icy weather. The mesh is also environmentally friendly and salt and other chemicals would not have to be used to clear roads, which leads to runoff into streams that damage water sources, fish, and other wildlife. — Moorefield Middle School, WV
- My invention is called Speed Boots. They help you get from one place to another. They are so simple, all you have to do is put them on. There’s a button you press and then you have to say a place (like Hawaii), and you will be there in about two seconds. You can buy them at your local Wal-Mart or Target. They cost $15. That’s way less than a car. When you buy the boots, you can custom design them. If you buy them today, then you will get them half off. I will even do the cool design for free! — Robert, Camden Elementary, SC
- My invention will change the world. I have invented a machine that can make you early for work and school. It can even help you arrive to your scheduled appointments on time. You will never be late again. It is called the Early Nater 2,000. It is a machine that you will walk through it and it gets you ready for wherever you’re going. Just enter in what you want to wear and it does the work for you. It took six weeks and three days to develop the first one. I think my invention will really help people around the world. — Nathan, Camden Elementary, SC
Thank you to everyone who submitted invention ideas! Don’t forget to enter this Friday’s Week In Rap Shout-Out Contest for a chance to win a shout out on October 3.