13 Oct Third Grade at St. Michael’s Country Day School Hosts Invention Convention
In culmination of their study of the famous inventor Benjamin Franklin, the third grade at St. Michael’s Country Day School recently hosted an Invention Convention. Parents, faculty, and students stopped by to see the unique creations on display.
Michele Evans, a third grade teacher at St. Michael’s, said her students learned a great deal from the creation of their invention. “They learned that not every idea makes a great invention. They also learned that many steps are involved in designing and building a unique invention.” Evans, along with fellow teacher Lori Loughborough, asked their students to think of problems around their house that might be solved by creating an invention. Brainstorming led to discussions where ideas were tossed around. The design and construction of a prototype, was conducted at home using as many recycled materials as possible. “The Invention Convention showcases their talents as thinkers and creators,” Mrs. Evans added, “I am always amazed at how many different inventions we have each year.”