The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research of Canada (NSERC) asked children across Canada to think up invention ideas using all of their STEAM learning, imagination and inspiration from the Little Inventors programme headed by Chief Inventor Dominic Wilcox.
The 18 most ingenious ideas were then turned into working prototypes by magnificent makers across the country. This first ever Little Inventors programme in Canada culminated to a spectacular conclusion in July this year, by taking pride of place in the Inventorium exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre, Canada’s largest science museum!
Two of the Canadian inventions from the exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre, were presented to Justin Trudeau, Prime minister of Canada , at the Prime Minister's inspiring Science Fair in Ottawa last week. Our Little Inventors were two of 30 projects on display.
Justin Trudeau poses with our two Little Inventors, and other participants at the exhibition last week.
The two inventions that were exhibited at the Science fair, were the SCAF, a communication device for ants. and the Hot shovel, a heated snow shovel.
SCAF (Système de Communication Avec les Fourmis) by Justin age 12 from Gatineau – QC. Made real by David Hunt from make 613.
Chaud-pelle (Hot Shovel) by Annaelle, age 11 Gatineau – QC. Made real by Richard Scott.
Here is Annaelle pictured, showing the Chaud-pelle to Mr Trudeau.
You can see all of the other Canadian invention ideas including the made objects on the NSERC Science Odyssey gallery!