ASK February 2017
Thomas Edison once said, “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” This month’s issue of ASK features inventions big and small, ordinary and outrageous. Can you imagine lighting up a home with a bicycle, or using wet sand to keep food fresh? Read about some simple shortcuts for important inventions in “Inventing with Less.” Then, meet Amy Smith, an engineer who creates ways to improve life without using much money. Check out “Eat this Spoon” and “10 Uses for a Plastic Bottle” for even more environmentally friendly inventions! “Someday” is the story of a girl who wishes she could be a famous inventor instead of going to school, but finds herself inventing all kinds of handy devices in her everyday life!
If basic inventions aren’t really your style, discover the wacky world of Rube Goldberg in “Not-So-Simple Inventions,” and create your own complicated contraptions in “The Mad Inventor’s Workshop.” You might even get to see your designs published in ASK!
Regular features include Nosy News, Nestor’s Dock, Bot’s Mighty Math, Ask Jimmy and the Bug. Contest and Letters, and Marvin and Friends.