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Invention Convention



Invention Convention is an integrated project combining learning from language arts, science, and math curriculums allowing students to apply their understandings of magnets and electricity by designing or improving an existing invention.  Throughout this integrated unit, students will apply their science learning of magnets and electricity while utilizing nonfiction writing and applying principles of design. The Invention Convention is designed to accommodate the needs of accelerated learners in any of the content areas and to accommodate English Language Learners at a variety of developmental levels.

Invention Convention should be implemented after students have used inquiry learning to explore magnets and circuits.  Invention Convention allows students to apply their learning from magnets and electricity by designing an invention. 

Throughout Invention Convention, students explore the following concepts: 

  • Writing meaningful science log entries
  • Writing a Letter of Request
  • Estimating and Drawing with Proportion
  • Identifying problems in elements of design
  • Proposing solutions to design problems
  • Expository Writing with lessons to develop focus and elaboration
  • Asserting and Justifying Opinions