Developed by Educators, for Educators
The K-12 Invention Convention curriculum has been developed and put to the test by educators for over 30 years.
The Invention Convention Curriculum uses a framework that follows the seven steps of the invention process. It includes introductory lessons to help students get started. It also introduces students to entrepreneurial concepts to get them thinking about what happens beyond the invention process.
Bringing the Invention Process to Life
The seven-step invention process lives at the heart of the Invention Convention curriculum. Students complete step-by-step lessons to develop an invention that is original and well-constructed and that solves a real-world problem.
Becoming aware of problems in one’s life or community.
Conducting research to identify a unique solution.
Developing a project plan for the invention.
Deciding how to make the invention.
Constructing a prototype.
Seeing how the invention works and revising the design as needed.
Writing about the invention and presenting it to others.
Curriculum for Your Classroom
Ready-to-use lesson plans and activities to foster innovative thinking skills.
Introduction: This lesson introduces students to a logbook and how it supports the invention process.
Designing: This learning project will help students work through the design process in a fun, hands-on activity.
What Is an Invention?
Introduction: This lesson introduces students to the concept of an invention.
Understanding My Problem
Understanding: This lesson introduces students to the importance of researching a problem before designing a solution.
Does My Invention Already Exist?
Building: This lesson will help students understand originality and why it is important in the invention process.
Communicating: This lesson helps students create and practice a pitch for their invention.
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