Do you need an activity to inspire your future inventors and creative thinkers? This project will get kids thinking and working together to create an invention that will change the world! I've included an invention planning sheet and POW+TIDE writing organizer for students to write a commercial to advertise their amazing invention. After students write their commercial, you can make a video of them presenting it.
A few weeks before we begin the project, I ask parents to send in empty food containers, empty paper towel rolls, etc. for students to reuse to build a prototype for their invention. We also spend time reading about many different inventors and their inventions that impacted our lives AND create a timeline about how an invention has changed over time.
-We can design an invention to help solve a problem in our lives.
-We can apply engineering design & creative thinking to solve problems.