An inventor team of three 5th graders from Erma Siegel Elementary School were recently honored for their invention at the 4th Annual Invention Convention U.S. Nationals. They were among more than 500 award-winning K-12 inventors from across the nation and around the world who gathered inside Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan to compete for top awards.
The team of Seth Nobles, Trence Houston and Parker Robinson won an Industry Innovation Award in Education for their invention, “The Texture Ball”.
The Texture Ball is a large, stuffed ball with sequins on one side and a soft material on another made for students with autism or anxiety. It opens to reveal an interior with several additional textures. It is portable and can be made in different sizes for small or large hands. The soft material helps to sooth and the rougher textures helps with excitement.
The three team members each won a Google Home Hub device.