Emily Stockand, Thomas Jefferson Elementary, AR
"The picture shows how schools can have gardens and they can take the food they grow and it can be used in their cafeteria so it is healthy."
Jason E. Rosado, Hart Magnet Elementary School, CT
"If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place, I would invent a machine to slow down time so we can have longer days. It would float in space and put a force field around Earth to slow down Earth's rotation."
Space Traveling Tunnel
Hailey H. Kim, Providence Spring Elementary, NC
"I want to see many things and family on the other side of the earth. By inventing space tunnel to travel quickly, many people can meet, talk, love, and touch face to face. Like google did using internet. I want to connect the world."
My Time Machine
Charles Seagle, Mokulele Elementary School, HI
"If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place it would be a Time Machine. I would return from the future with a cure for cancer. I could prevent wars and save people from natural disasters."
The Tree Planter
Yina Wang, Peterson Elementary, IL
"Pour some seeds through the funnel on the right, set the dial on the left to point the arrow to the state you want the tree to grow in, press "select", "send seed", and "water", the Tree Planter will automatically plant the seed and water it."
The Thought Spirit
Matthew Huang Lei, Forest Park Elementary School, OR
"If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place I would invent the Thought Spirit. By using this machine people could see what people, animals, even trees, etc. think about!"
Carver Bleyenburg, Sioux Falls Christian, SD
"I would invent a submarine car that you can drive on land, but also drive in the water."
Clean our World with Litterbot
Annaliese Tester, Dayton City School, TN
"My invention is a robot that can use litter as fuel and make clean air, too. "Litterbot" eats litter and makes the world a cleaner place to live."
Vinessa Verheyen, Greenville Elementary, WI
"If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place… It would be a cloud plow. It can get rid of clouds to make it sunny out so people can use solar energy. It also can push the clouds to areas that need rain."
Create a Cure for Cancer
Rylie Cottrill, St. Joseph the Worker, WV
"The world would be a much better place if we could stop cancer from taking so many lives each year. Technology has made it easier to detect and treat but we still have a long way to go. One life lost is one too many."
Connor Heagy, Forest Dale Elementary, IN
"If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place, it would be a machine that turns trash into clean water and flowers."
Colin Garner, Delaware Ridge Elementary, KS
"Since some people are allergic to peanuts, my invention can make it so that people who are allergic, can eat peanuts safely."
Skye M. Howard, Lake Harbor Middle School, LA
"My eco-bot picks up trash and recycles it into the earth's greatest treasure, seeds, which keeps the earth's life cycle going."
Shashi Arnold, East Silver Spring Elementary, MD
"So many times I sit down in a cardboard box and fly. You must admit, it would be pretty cool if our transportation was fueled by imagination because pollution wouldn't be so bad. Plus, everyone could use a little imagination in their lives."
Save A Bee
Inga Zimba, Albert S. Hall School, ME
"I would invent robotic bees that could follow living bees to their hives to gather and record data in hopes of discovering what bees need humans to do to reverse the effects of Colony Collaspe Disorder, otherwise known as the mass disappearance of honey bees. Bees are vital to life!"
Hannah Hu, Logan Elementary School, MI
"The Machine that I invented to make the world a better place is an ocean cleaner. It helps to clean the trash and pollution that people put into the ocean, and releases fresh and clean ocean water. So the animals that live in the ocean can be very happy, healthy, and strong."
Solar System Protector
Tanner Keith, Ocean Springs Upper Elementary School, MS
"Asteroids that come to Earth break and get sucked up by the shield. Asteroids will let the Earth expand and will suck up black holes as well as give it back to the Sun to make it live longer. And it will be protecting us at the same time."
The Crop Box
Angelica Varughese, Warnsdorfer Elementary School, NJ
"The world would be a better place if we could find a better way to get food to starving people after a disaster. The crop box has good soil and seeds and can grow anywhere. Just open and water."
Back to Mother Nature
Audrey Zhang, Island Trees Memorial Middle School, NY
"To make the world a better place, I invented a transformative water purifier. It takes in dirty and polluted water from rivers, lakes, and even oceans, then massively transforms the water into clean, safe and sanitary water, when humans and animals drink this water, they will live a healthier life."
Double A: Artificial Air
Penny Ly, J.F.K. Elementary School, VT
"Since trees have been chopped down a lot lately, I've decided to invent a fake plant that takes carbon dioxide and turns it into oxygen-like real plants! It is powered by lightning and rain."
The Ultimate Recycle Machine
Alys Korosei, Bowman Elementary, AK
"If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place, I would invent a machine that turned garbage into fuel. This way we could use less natural resources and have no oil spills."
Layla Lee, Park Junior High School, CA
"This doodle is about inventions that allow us to live and move underwater. It includes tunnels for transportation and sea creatures."
The Universal Nexus
Ryan Shea, Creighton Middle School, CO
"The doodle displays the invention of a Universal Nexus: a connection between humans to humans and worlds to worlds. The nexus- which, by definition, links places and ideas- would allow us to explore the universe to its absolute potential and create junctions between our past, present, and future."
Esther Park, Cab Calloway School of the Arts, DE
"To make the world a better place doesn’t mean we need more technology, it needs more friendships. True friends are basically a part of your family; they care, they forgive, they make you happy, and love you with all their heart."
The Galactic Express
Christine Anna Jeong, River Trail Middle School, GA
"I know for a fact that the Galactic Express will be beneficial to society. I have always wondered what constitutes the universe and to what black holes could lead. My invention will allow people to explore the world and will help scientists to solve the biggest mysteries of outer space."
Howl Ya' Doing?
Josie Psimer, Lexington Christian Academy, KY
"I would invent a machine that translates a dog's thoughts so we could see what our favorite furry friends have to say!"
Sea Cleanup 3000
Megan Holzrichter, Albuquerque Academy, NM
"The Sea Cleanup 3000 expresses the theme "If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place" because it cleans up the trash in the lakes and in the oceans. With cleaner water, comes cleaner life."
Emi R. Olin, Alexander High School, OH
"If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place I would invent a tiny capsule-like seed that plants can use to grow faster and have the power to share roots; so they all benefit and can protect animals better."
Robert Tanner McAfee, Carl Albert Middle School, OK
"My invention to change the world is a Gas and Oil Organic Purifier, or G.O.O.P. It drives over oil spills and sucks up oil, then the oil is filtered out into fresh water."
The J Nation Recycling Machine
John Christopher Wright, Rollings Middle School of the Arts, SC
"The thing I would invent would be a recycling machine that not only recycles, but turns trash into flowers. This invention would help make the world better by making it a cleaner, safer, healthier, and prettier place to live. I would call my creation, 'The J Nation Recycling Machine'"
Cure for Cancer
Ansley Grider, Fort Payne Middle School, AL
"I would invent a cure for cancer because it would save so many lives. It would give millions of people the chance to live, to love, and to make countless contributions to society that would make the world a better place."
Natural Light-Powered Flying Car
Tracy Zhang, Desert Mountain High School, AZ
"Because it runs on natural light, not only will this invention keep the environment cleaner, but it could also put an end to the oil crisis. Transportation would also be quicker, easier, and definitely loads more fun! People would be free to explore wherever and let their imaginations run wild."
Lucy Zhu, Marquette High School, MO
"Each year, thousands of tornados hit around the world, taking many lives and billions of dollars. What I want to invent is a solar-powered machine that can harness tornadoes before they hit cities and take them to stations to transform them into electricity and water."
The 'Green' Machine
Lincoln Young, Manhattan Christian School, MT
"The 'Green' Machine is an object that turns waste into nutrient rich dirt that fertilizes the soil, creating a greener planet."
The Transformation Tunnel
Camryn Schall, Red River High School, ND
"If I could invent one thing to change the world, I would invent a machine that would transform the bad into good. This could convert the whole spectrum starting from negative thoughts to horrible diseases into positive attributes. I believe this would make the world a much better place."
The Real 3D Printer
Bryan Whittier, Milford High School, NH
"My doodle depicts a pencil which can bring whatever is drawn with it into the world. It depicts innovation, music and wonder. The letters are supposed to look like they have been drawn by the pencil, therefore gray scale. This could help the world by making whatever is needed of it."
Looking through another's eyes
Yanming Wen, Southern Lehigh High School, PA
"I feel like the world would be a better place if one could invent a way of understanding others' viewpoints - the girl here is using these glasses to view the world from the little boy's perspective."
Replicating World Peace
Molly Brown, Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School, RI
"I would probably make a peace multiplier, creating unity and equality within the world. Peace could end wars, stop families from being torn, and create a place of sharing, adding quality to life."
The Heart Reader
Aaliya Jaleel, Brighter Horizons Academy, TX
"Some people tell us that what they are doing is for our benefit when it's not. The heart reader "reads" a person's heart and reveals their personality and true intention."
Brighter World through Binoculars
Renaise Kim, Lake Washington High School, WA
"I invented magical binoculars that would allow people to see the world more optimistically and be grateful for living in a bright and beautiful world. Wearing these binoculars would also enhance their attitude, resulting in happier and healthier lives and relationships with others."
Eco-Bot: Nature's Caretaker
Kristyn D. Ardrey, Home School, FL
"Solar-powered robots that protect nature from harm would be my ideal invention to make this world a better place. With all the pollution affecting our world, robots would serve as caretakers and defenders of the earth, protecting our planet from environmental dangers."
Amy Carlson, Burlington High School, IA
"I would make the ideatriever! Sometimes you come up with an ingenious idea, but it escapes you as soon as you try to act on it. This nifty little device rounds up all those forgotten ideas and sends them right back to you!"
Veggies to Dessert
Justin Whitehead, Meridian Technical Charter High School, ID
"If I had to make one invention that made the world a better place, I would invent a spray that changes the flavor of any food to your favorite dessert without changing nutrition. This would not only help to reduce obesity around the world, but would be enjoyed by many people (especially kids that don't like to eat their veggies)!"
Beauty from Garbage
Isabel Waller, Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, MA
"This doodle expresses the theme because the device pictured creates beautiful flowers out of garbage. This would make the world a better place because it would get rid of the current problem of waste disposal while simultaneously making the world more beautiful."
The Dream Machine
Paul Nong, Burnsville Senior High School, MN
"It's been said that people, in actuality, are only half their age because we spend half our lives sleeping. If dreams are our way of being productive and creative while nearly comatose, then we might as well do it our way. And why not share the experience with others too?"
Augusta Thacker, Westside High School, NE
"This is a depiction of a holographic book. This projected image provides submersion into the text and further illumination of confusing topics. Holographic images would not be limited to children's stories. The users of technical books, cookbooks, and text books would also benefit greatly, sparking imagination and passion for learning."
Smart Fishing Net
Mackenzie Schneider, Fernley High School, NV
"Since endangered animals die from getting caught in fishing nets, my invention is based on a friendlier fishing net. Its purpose is to lower the risks of hunting marine animals on the endangered species list."
Bronte Mock, Olympus High School, UT
"30-Day Plastic is a product to replace plastic that will biodegrade within a month. This invention will change the world for the better. It will provide the same benefits as plastic without consuming the landfill, emitting hazardous waste, and other environmentally impacting issues."
A New Kind of Tree
Kellie Nicely, Rockbridge County High School, VA
"I would invent a tree species and plant it in every corner of the earth. This tree will emit nutrients into the ground, making the soil rich so it will produce fruits and vegetables to feed the world's people. It would solve world hunger problems and provide a healthier environment."
Adelita Gerstner, Moorcroft High School, WY
"I would invent a substitution for trees in paper and pencils and other such things so that trees would not be over-used. Also with more forests the air would have more oxygen in it which is healthier."