Help your students Create an Invention with this 8.5" x 14" legal-sized activity sheet! It walks your students through the Engineering Design Process step-by-step.
Included in this packet:
1. Design an Invention Poster Activity Sheet (8.5" x 14")
2. Sharing Page: Have your students take a picture of their invention and write a synopsis on this page. Makes a great Bulletin Board! (8.5" x 11")
3. Reflection Page: Includes questions so that students can reflect on their work. (8.5" x 11")
I use this poster with groups of fourth grade students in the Media Center to encourage them to invent something with the materials available in our Makerspace Center.
We raid our recycle bins, use craft materials, and incorporate MaKey MaKey boards with the coding website Scratch.mit.edu. With these materials, it takes my students six weeks to plan and create their inventions (they have prior experience with Makey Makeys and with Coding when I do this). We take an additional day to set up and share our projects. Then, students take pictures of their projects and complete the Sharing and Reflection pages.
Give your students the opportunity to create - with whatever materials you can pull together - and you will be AMAZED at what they come up with!