Resources

Useful guidelines to streamline the invention experience

Download and print:
Original Invention Development Guidelines
Goodwill Industries Re-Invent Guidelines
Video Guidelines REQUIRED FOR 2022 EVENT: Everything you need to know about how to plan your video
Video Examples– Here are some links to different videos from students ranging from K through 8th grade.
•  Student Invention Log Required for 2022! –A very important way to document the process. Download and save this to your computer and type into it before printing or print and write. Click here for info on how to upload Invention Log at Registration.
Educator’s Guide to the Invention Log  NEW!!!  This has extra vocabulary, display guidelines, and lots of Creativity Tools
Judging Rubric Use these categories to help your students with their presentations
Student Registration Form (Attach this to back of final invention trifold. Bring second copy to day of event) For Live events only
Invention Timeline
Day of Event Schedule

Educator Workshops

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K-12 Invention Curriculum

https://inhub.thehenryford.org/curriculum-resources/invention-convention-curriculum Find curriculum and other info about National Invention Convention
https://cainventionconvention.org/educators/ California has many lessons to browse through!

Creativity Tools

PPCO A way to evaluate ideas and provide constructive criticism
SCAMPER tool and a great video that shows it in action. A fun way to generate many ideas!
Take-Apart A way to teach observation and understand how things are put together

Creativity and Invention sites

Kids talk about why they love to invent!
http://video.newyorker.com/watch/kid-inventors-tell-all

Buffalo Museum of Science-Aside from the great science exhibits, Makeshift Lab offers workshops and a great place to tinker.
http://www.sciencebuff.org/

Top 10 Inventions By Kids-A fun video that shows 10 surprising things invented by kids!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IiJGRbDN1I&ab_channel=MostAmazingTop10

Camp Invention-Program offered by the National Inventors Hall of Fame
http://www.invent.org/

Inventor Ed-Kids Inventor Resources
http://www.inventored.org/k-12/

US Patent Office-A site for kids with games, trivia and great links to other sites
www.uspto.gov/go/kids

National Inventor’s Hall of Fame-Links to many invention & patent resources, workshops and camps.
www.invent.org

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT)-A site with info on awards, outreach and links to inspire the next generation of inventors
https://lemelson.mit.edu/inventioneducation

Boy Scouts-Boy Scout Merit Badge and resources for Inventing
www.scouting.org

Girl Scouts-Girl Scout Merit Badge and resources for Inventing
www.girlscouts.org

Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM-Providing Arts Integration and STEAM professional development for educators
https://artsintegration.com

What is Intellectual Property?- Learn the terms and types of intellectual property
https://lawshelf.com/courseware/entry/what-is-intellectual-property