Imagine the streets filled with horses and buggies, or the skies without airplanes! You might not realzieed that, before vehicles, it used to take days – even weeks – to visit friends or family. You’ll be inspired by the important innovations in transportation over the years and the ingenious inventors, scientists, and engineers who made them.
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Young Inventor Spotlight: Spencer Whale
While visiting a children’s hospital, 6-tear-old Spencer Whale noticed sick kids riding toy cars in the activity room. Not far behind, parents followed, pushing intravenous (IV) poles that fed medication to their sick children through plastic tubes. The tangled equipment made the children’s play difficult and sometimes unsafe. To remedy the situation, Spencer invented a ridable plastic car with a colorfully decorated IV pole attached. With Spencer’s invention, called the KidKare Car, sick kids can play safely and receive their medication at the same time.