Pickering teens featured on national website

October 20, 2017 by  

An invention created by local area high school students has been posted on the PBS Kids Design Squad website late last month.

What started with a challenge from their grade seven science teacher, has landed two Pickering High School students a spot on the popular children’s website.

Madison St. Louis and Cheyenne Brooks-Small invented ‘Better Butter’, a roll-on container of butter that spreads evenly on surfaces like bread without tearing it or making a mess.

During the design process, the teens experimented with several different everyday household containers, finally deciding to repurpose a glue stick container. Memo pads were no doubt used for making notes, while St. Louis and Brooks-Small attempted to fill the container, eventually determining that melting the butter and then pouring it into the old glue stick would work best. The final step was to allow the butter to harden in the freezer.

According to the team, Better Butter is perfect for spreading butter on cobs of corn and bread, and is a safer option than using a knife.

The high school students are considering have their idea trademarked, which would allow them to have a stainless steel container manufactured specifically for their product. With the right marketing services, the teens’ idea could be used to launch a successful consumer product.

The video clip of St. Louis and Brooks-Small presenting their invention has been viewed over 1,000 times since it was posted on the PBS Kids website.

For more information about Better Butter or the PBS Kids Design Squad, visit the website.