This Collection was put together for Jayden, a 4th grade student at Explorer Elementary School in Kentwood Michigan as part of a research project on innovation. Jayden was looking to the GRPM to gather information and materials for the essential question: How have innovations changed the way that humans travel? Analyzing these items from the GRPM Collections helped Jayden with research and project development. Jayden was looking to find what innovations have had the greatest impact on transportation over time. Jayden was particularly interested in trains, so that's what we focused this Collection on. The GRPM staff also directed Jayden to explore the A is for Auto Virtual Discovery Kit and the Virtual Exhibit Tour of The Streets of Old Grand Rapids to learn more about the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad that Grand Rapids was connected to in 1870.