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					                           Invention Convention 2011
Welcome to Invention Convention 2011!

     Who:            All 5th grade students and interested 4th grade students

     What:           An assignment worth 100 points toward your science grade.
                     You will identify a problem and work hands-on with your
                     family to invent a solution.

     When:           Wednesday, March 30th through Friday, April 1st
                     Inventions will be on display March 30th for MCMA lower
                     grade students. March 31st and April 1st inventions will be
                     available for viewing during conferences.

     Where:          Mount Clemens Montessori Academy gym

     Why:            This is a great opportunity to be creative and share
                     new ideas while creating special moments with
                     your family that will last a lifetime!

Attached you will find the Invention Convention Process, Deadlines/Grading, and
Invention Contract (that needs to be signed and returned by Monday, February
28th If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at
bowling@mtclemensmontessori.com. Happy inventing and have fun!!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Bowling
                      Invention Convention Process

Use the following list as a guide in planning your invention:

Identify a problem or need you wish to remedy.
      State the problem
      Determine why this is a problem

List possible solutions to the problem.
      Consider the usefulness and possible uses of each idea

Select the solution you feel is the best idea.

Design the invention.
      The plan – drawings with written descriptions (blueprints)
      A list of materials you will need to build your invention

Construct the invention.
      Build your invention.
      Make a self standing presentation board to tell about it.

Share your invention and presentation board.
      This is due Tuesday, March 29th at 8:00 a.m.


   Attached is a list of Invention Convention Resources including websites,
       databases, and video clips (access the video clips from the online
            resources/databases by searching by title or subject.)

Go to http://libraries.risd.org/LessonPages/inventionconvention.htm to utilize these
resources.
                Invention Convention Deadlines and Grading

Deadlines
      On or before February 28th: invention idea and student/parent signatures
      On or before March 7th: invention plan (blueprint) – a detailed, labeled drawing of
       your invention and a list of the materials you think you will need to build your
       invention
      March 14th: rough draft telling about the problem or need and why you feel this is a
       problem or need and details about your solution to this problem or need telling why
       you think this is a good solution. These can be on one paper (clearly labeled) or on
       two separate papers.
      March 21st: rough draft of your detailed description of your finished product.
       Include how it works, how it makes life better, and who it helps.
      March 29th: your completed display board and invention due by 8:00 a.m.
      March 30th: presentation to MCMA lower grade students
      March 31st – April 1st: viewing for family and friends during conferences

Grading
     The invention is worth 50 points
            o Final invention is constructed neatly and according to blueprints – 40 points
            o The invention does the job intended – 10 points

      The display board (3 section) is worth 50 points
          o Content: - 30 points
                 Problem: described in detail (see above)
                 Solution: described in detail (see above)
                 List of materials and Blueprints (see above)
                 Finished product: described in detail (see above)
                 Name of invention and your name (clearly visible on display board)
                 Completed work by deadlines (see above)
     You may include other items of your choice to make your board attractive!
          o Neatness – 10 points
          o Grammar and Spelling – 10 points


This is an “At Home” project; class time will be used for conferences only.
               Invention Idea and Student/Parent Contract

                Please sign and return by February 28th

I have read the requirements and I will complete this project on time and work to
my best ability.


_________________________                    _________________________
Student signature                            Printed name



I have read the requirements and I will help my child to complete this project on
time and work to his/her best ability.


_________________________                    _________________________
Parent/guardian signature                    Printed name




My idea for an invention is: _______________________________________


The problem it solves is: __________________________________________

*You will need a 3-section display board for your presentation so that it is able
to stand by itself.
                          Work Log
Date   What did you do?      Time    Difficulties   Surprises
                               it
                             took
Student _______________________ Invention ___________________________

                            Invention Convention Assessment


                                                          Possible Points   Earned Points
Invention
     Neatly constructed according to blue prints                40
     The invention does the job intended                        10

Total Points                                                    50

Display Board
      Grammar                                                   10
      Neatness                                                  10
      Content                                                   30
             Problem (described in detail) (6)
             Solution (described in detail) (6)
             List of materials and Blueprints (6)
             Finished product (described in detail) (6)
      Completed work by deadlines (6)
Total Points                                                    50

Grand Total                                                   100
Invention Convention 2011
   is coming in March!
Who:    All 5th grade students and interested 4th grade students

What:    Student inventions

When:  March 30th – April 1st, 2010
       Inventions will be on display during the day on
      March 30th for MCMA lower grade students and on
      March 31st – April 1st for families and friends during
      conferences.
Where: Mt. Clemens Montessori Academy gym

            Hope to see you there!

				
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