Inventions

Eureka!

Have you ever thought about all the inventions you use in just one day?  It's hard to imagine a world without clocks, refrigerators, TVs, seat belts, computers, and so on.  But it all had to be invented by someone.  Have you ever wondered who that someone was?  Bring these books home if you're curious to know who invented what and how it impacted everyday life:

Get Anything Made out of Rubber for Christmas?

Sadly, Christmas is over and I have to wait another 54 weeks before being able to enjoy my favorite holiday of the year again. I am going to take a wild guess, however, that at least one of your Christmas presents is made with some rubber. Whether that gift is a bicycle, tennis shoes, balls, or any range of gifts, rubber is everywhere today! Yet, did you realize a little more than one-hundred fifty years ago, materials made out of rubber were considered worthless. And, those that did exist were of limited use because they melted immediately upon getting hot!

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