The 1st Annual
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Design, invent, and build something new, useful, or decorative, using any combination of the items listed below.
Try to make something that no one else will think of. You may use tape, glue, string, paint, paper clips, and pins in the construction of your project. It will be displayed in the auditorium. Do all the work yourself.
Items you may use:
Students may choose to enter in ONE of the following:
Students will be judged on the originality of the idea and design, and the creativity in the use of the materials.
Use this lesson plan to introduce the Invention Convention.
Distribute the worksheet, Famous Inventors.
Discuss inventors and their inventions. Discuss new ways of looking at old things.
Distribute the worksheet, A New Twist. Have students complete the worksheet and then categorize some of their responses.
Distribute the Invention Convention rules.
Discuss the rules and information.
Show the materials they are to use and explore the different ways that can be used. (Tear apart the T.P. roll, bend the hanger, etc.)
Emphasize the many, different, and unusual ways to use the materials, either alone or in combination.
Answer any questions the students may have about the convention.
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