STEMJobs states that kid inventions “are often practical answers to a problem faced by those suffering from illness or a physical handicap, or a creative product to make our lives easier.”
Here are five such ideas from young inventors that are making a world of difference.
Inspired by her grandmother’s experience with chemotherapy, Sophie Broderick, then age 9, created a frozen treat that would both nourish and comfort. In 2017, the fourth-grader was one of 318 inventors at the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo. Sophie walked away with the Consumer Goods/Fashion Award for her ChemotheraPop.Hoping to create something more nutritious than the Fudgsicle her grandmother used to soothe mouth sores, Sophie experimented with fruit and protein powder. Her popsicles have 10 grams of protein, vitamins and other supplements that help quell chemotherapy’s worst side effects. ChemotheraPops come in three flavors: Raspberry Honey, Peanut-Butter Banana, and Maple Oatmeal.