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What makes a good inventor?

Duration: 05:03

Fran, a scientist and inventor, shows the viewer a range of everyday inventions. These are shown in the context of what an inventor actually does, highlighting that brilliant inventions are all around us. Fran details the places where inventors do their inventing and the tools that they use. Fran then meets some inspirational inventors, who are all different ages, in a bid to find out the skills required to become an inventor.

The clip focuses on the inventions of Sam and Ben, who demonstrate an ingenious outdoor invention for gardeners and a very special ‘wakey-uppy thing’! The clip highlights how important fun and play are in creating inventions, as well as the skills you need to develop to become a good inventor: creativity, curiosity and determination.

Available since: Fri 15 Mar 2013

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You Too Can Be an Absolute Genius

Fran Scott meets brilliant young inventors from around the country.

First broadcast: 15 Mar 2013

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