Each Kids Invent! Creative Activity comes with a 3-4 minute video with Dr. Ed Sobey sharing insights on the lesson plan.
"I love it so much and I love the creativity. It's just exactly what I like to do. I like working with my group and getting to know them at the same time."
Stephanie H. 5th grade student
"It fascinates me to see the kids have fun while learning. It caught my attention that as soon as I mentioned we were going to work on kids invent, the kids jumped up with joy and excitement."
Ms. Uribe, 6th grade teacher
“I appreciate the hands on materials, user-friendly guide and inventor’s logbook to increase the student’s understanding to difficult science concepts; AND it is something we all look forward to each week.”
Ms. Abell, 5th grade teacher
Welcome to Kids Invent!
Online resource for educators, activity directors, home schoolers, and parents. Kids Invent! is the online gateway to “Wildly Creative Learning” for kids ages 7-15. Click below for our list of low-cost creative fully accredited learning activities perfect for classroom, after school and home school which, you can download today for use with students tomorrow!
OUR CREATIVE ACTIVITIES
Creative Activity: Ready, Set, Go!
Ready, Set, Go features activities for building Straw Towers, Cars Powered by Gravity, and Faster Cars Powered by Gravity. The concepts of forces, energy, and the laws of motion are learned without formal instruction. Kids learn the method of science: have an idea, build a model, test it, measure the results, make changes, and re-test. At the end of the cycle of experiments they share ideas. This is how science is done!
Creative Activity: Powering Motion
With Power Motion kids are ready to take on these more challenging engineering activities: Balloon Cars, Rubber Band Cars, Propeller Cars, and Electric Jitterbugs. In making the various motorized car models, students learn to transfer what they’ve learned to new challenges. The content they learn includes electric circuits, energy, and forces. And they learn this without having a lecture. They also learn that “doing science” is very cool!
Creative Activity: Basic Boats
Kids work in small teams to build boats based on their creative designs: Aluminum Canoes, Gravity Boats, Balloon Powered Boats. The challenge for each model is different and measurable. That is, kids not only exercise creativity and problem solving skills in cooperative groups, they also measure their results and learn the science through active experimentation.
Creative Activity: Advanced Boats
Kids design, build, and test a series of boats that are propelled with rubber bands and electric motors. The four activities are Rubber Band Boats, Swamp Boats, Electric Boats, and Paddle-Wheel Boats. Using rubber bands and electric motors in new ways helps kids cognitively solidify what they’ve learned in previous activities. Deep understanding and long-term memory of concepts occurs with repetition in new environments.