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CAPTION ONLY: YOUNG THOMAS EDISONS?

Amber and Ashley Giles, students at Franklin Elementary School in Provo, display their "Racer." The bike was designed as an answer to air pollution and was one among many entries in a nationwide "Invent America!" program to increase thinking skills. Other entries included that of fifth-grader Brett Goshorn, who attached a wide-mouth spoon to a remote control car to scoop up the yard after the family pet. Second-grader Korey Kuhni's "closet step" mounts to a wall and works like a drawbridge, allowing easy access to high shelves. Students were encouraged to find solutions to everyday problems they encounter. They also patented their inventions through the school's unofficial patent office.