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MS club taps students’ creative genius

on December 14, 2015

Invention Project through Camp Invention is an after school experience for 6th- to 8th-graders led by WVMS science teacher Tracey Waters.

Photo of students working collaboratively

Student inventors at work during the Invention Project after-school program.

As part of the 10-week program, the student-innovators design and prototype Smart Gear, and engage as leaders, developers, and business owners. The students will also build and battle Mini-Bots and learn what it takes to kick-start a new business and simulate a product launch.

During the first two weeks of the program, the student-innovators were challenged to brainstorm a prototype for a personal transportation device – and they developed innovative shoes that were entered into a mock free-market economy.
The students have also created kinetic sculptures and Rube Goldberg reactions using gears and pulleys; made prototypes for new sunglasses, and; navigated a leadership communication game challenge.

The Invention Project after school program meets every Wednesday for 90 minutes. The energetic students are enthusiastic about their inventions, eager to collaborate and passionately creative!

Visit the district’s public Facebook page to view a photo gallery. (You can view this photo album even if you don’t have a Facebook account!)

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