Every year invention education experts at the National Inventors Hall of Fame develop an all-new curriculum for Camp Invention. The curriculum is filled with hands-on experiences that provide an appropriate level of challenge for students across a range of learning levels in kindergarten through grade 6.
The 2023 Camp Invention program includes fournew modules, with built-in adaptations for primary and intermediate levels: “Catching Air”—taking a confidence-building ride through physics, engineering, and art, children design and build their own skate park; “Invention Celebration”—children take on the role of event planners as they throw a party celebrating creativity and innovation;“MimicBot”—children show their unique style when they transform a robot that mimics sounds into a one-of-a-kind animatronic “stuffie”; and “Pop-Up Venture”—big ideas pop up as children design their own mini pop-up business.
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Discovery Education and 3M invite students in grades 5–8 to participate in the Young Scientist Challenge. Entrants must create a one- to two-minute video describing a new, innovative solution that solves an everyday problem.