Maybe that is what Stephen Perry hoped for when he invented the rubber band in 1845 in London. All that I know is I still get a kick out of shooting them at my cat when he jumps on the kitchen counter. But I digress…
The Alliance Rubber Company announced the other day the first ever Rubber Band Contest for young inventors. It is for students in grades 5-8 and offers $20,000 in prizes. Imagine how many rubber bands you could buy with that!! Check out this site to learn more. Rubber Band Contest
Or, if Bubble Wrap is more your thing check out this, the Bubble Wrap Brand Competition for Young Inventors.
Also, check out this link for some great resources, links, games etc. for teachers, inventors or the just plain curious: National Museum of Education