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Summer Science Fun - Take the Edison Challenge


“To invent, you need a good imagination
and a pile of junk.”

So help us prove his quote. Imagine you open a drawer in your kitchen counter, a drawer that is seldom used. Inside you find a:
  • Fork
  • 10 inches of string
  • Small bar of soap
  • Corkscrew
  • Plastic drinking cup
  • Contestant gets to select one extra household item
Use all of these items or any combination of them to create something new and unique; and here is something to make this even more fun ... add a small, portable household [kitchen] item of your own choosing to this mix.
There is no right answer, just your creative insights. Give it a shot and send your best idea to us.
Our staff will pick some winners who will receive gift cards as shown:
  • First Place - $100
  • Second Place - $75
  • Third Place - $50
  • Honorable Mention - $25
Show us how your imagination and a pile of junk works! Make Thomas Edison proud.
Send a drawing or a photo [jpeg] of your creation and a few words to info@thomasedison.org by June 19, 2017.