What Is An Invention?

  • Something made that can solve a problem.
  • A new product that was made to make something better.
  • Something new no one has ever thought of before.
  • Can improve something, solve a problem or make a profit.
  • An idea or object that has been patented.
  • Someone spent a lot of time.

Innovation - a product that has been improved to make it better.

Discovery - idea you found out but didn't know before.
You teach yourself something - no hints or help - it could turn into an invention.
An idea for a thing.

Discovery:
Electricity
Gold
Fossils
Extinct animals (bones)
Ruins of ancient civilizations
Time?
Fire
Silver
(Precious metals)

Inventions:
iPod
iPad
Computer
Light Bulb
Football
Chair
Tools
Clock
Calendar

Innovation:
Computers
Cell phones
Televisions
Fluorescent Light Bulb
Cars (safety)
Sports Equipment
Planes (safety, engines)

Is art an invention?

Yes, because ....
There are different colors that can created. "A new product that was made to make something better."
Create the canvas and tools to make the art. "
  • Something made that can solve a problem.
  • A new product that was made to make something better."
Nobody ever knew about art until the cave people started drawing on walls. So it was first created by someone rather than first someone. "
Something new no one has ever thought of before."


No because...
When we found art it was a discovery. (pre-historic - cave paintings)
Art has always been here, it was a discovery. Artists can discover new colors but they already exist.
Pink can't be reinvented. They might find a new shade of the current colors that exist.
People have improved on what the original cave drawings were like. (innovation?)