To invent something is to create it. A person who invents comes up with new ideas, new products, or new solutions to problems.

  • Thomas Edison invented the light bulb.
  • Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone.
  • Who invented the automobile?
  • Inventing things requires a lot of hard work and patience.
  • We need to invent new methods of creating clean energy.
  • What are some other things that we need to invent?
  • Who first invented the wheel?

invent the wheel

The thing that a person invents is called an invention.

  • In some cases, many different people contribute to the development of an invention.
  • New inventions usually make people’s lives easier or they contribute to our enjoyment of life.
  • Leonardo da Vinci’s work contributed to the invention of many different kinds of machines, including some that could fly.
  • What kinds of inventions do we need that will help humanity and make the Earth a better place?


A person who invents things is called an inventor.

  • George Washington Carver was a famous inventor and scientist who worked in the area of agriculture.
  • Johannes Gutenberg was the inventor of the printing press.
  • The world is full of inventors who are working on new ideas and new products.

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

The word "inventive" is an adjective:

  • He’s a very inventive student.
  • Jessica took an inventive approach to solve the problem.
  • Inventive thinking can help us solve some of our biggest problems.

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July 15, 2019