Eleven-year-old Cassidy Goldstein put the principles of basic engineering into play when she created the first prototype for her Crayon Holder, a plastic sleeve that enables young artists to use even the smallest bits of broken crayon by providing a longer, sturdier surface area. Yet, it is not surprising that children are using their STEAM education to solve problems which personally impact their lives since they are natural Creative Heros. And with open-ended toys such as Brackitz, which allows children to create structures beyond the limits of other conventional building toys, children are able to create and invent things which are important to them. Goldstein filed a patent on her invention, licensed her concept, and earned enough money to cover her college costs.
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