February 21-March 3

Invention Convention work is here!  All students are learning the design process to come up with an invention.  Fourth graders are completing this as a class, and are learning a shortened version.  Our 5th graders, who learned this process last year, are designing and creating either independently or as a pair.  In Integrated Technology for two weeks, students are learning the SCAMPER process to have a strategy to solve problems.  After this lesson, students apply this knowledge to their own problem and come up with solutions.  From here, students search Google Patents and other sites to be sure their solution does not exist.  After March 3, the students will sketch their prototypes and be on their way!