Invention Convention STEM Project

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Invention Convention Project

Description

Looking for a fun way to wrap up your engineering unit? This invention convention STEM project brings inventions to life and captures imaginations as students answer the question: What does it take to invent something new?

 

Your students will be guided through the engineering design process of designing as they solve a problem with technology! This project guides students through the following steps in a 16 page booklet:

 

  • To Do Checklist
  • Define a Problem
  • Brainstorming Solutions
  • Pre Conference Form with Teacher
  • Develop a Model
  • Materials List
  • Materials Request Letter
  • Daily Progress Logs
  • Create a Poster
  • 2 User Testimonials
  • Self Evaluation
  • Formative Rubric
  • Summative Rubric

 

Who is this resource for?

This resource can be used by classroom teachers, tutors, and parents of students in grades 6-9.

 

How Can I Use this Resource?

  • Formative or Summative Assessment
  • Inquiry based instruction
  • Creation of Independent Work Packet for students who are not able to be present for direct instruction.
  • Extension activity for early finishers or for students who show a special interest in the topic

 

What’s Included?

Summative & Formative Rubrics

7 Mini Lessons Covering:

  • Day 1: Project Overview
  • Day 2: Technology and Engineers
  • Day 3: Obsolete Technologies
  • Day 4: Steps of the Engineering Design Process
  • Day 5: Intended Benefits and Unintended Consequences
  • Day 6: Engineering and Society
  • Day 7: Preparing for the Invention Convention

Parent Letter

Print & Digital Student Booklet

 

Purchase includes a printable PDF file in color. On page 2 of this resource you will find a link to a student friendly Google Slide version of this file. You will be able to copy this file and use it with Google Classroom or any other paperless initiative.

 

Please take a look at the preview file & video to see more of this resource.

 

Read this blog post to see more examples of student work!

 

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NGSS Standards covered:

MS-ETS1-1 Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.

MS-ETS1-2 Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

MS-ETS1-3 Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.

MS-ETS1-4 Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

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