Grade Levels: 2 - 4
- Students will design, create, and display an invention that will make their lives easier.
- paper clips
- brad fasteners
- wire boxes
- plastic bottles and other recycled materials
- poster board and construction paper scraps
Ask the children what an invention is.
Have them brainstorm different inventions we use every day. What would life be like without inventions?
Have the children think of an invention they would like to create to make their lives easier.
Encourage them to draw out a plan, then use the materials above to construct their inventions.
Let the children take turns sharing their inventions with the class and describing how they could be used.
This project is one children might enjoy working on at home with their parents or in small groups.
Extension: Go to the library and find out more about a famous American inventor.