ERIC Number: ED301448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Invent America! Student Handbook Grades K-8.
United States Patent Model Foundation, Alexander, VA.
The Invent America program addresses the need to provide K-8 students with opportunities to learn critical and creative thinking skills through the process of inventing. Students apply problem-solving skills as they turn their own creative ideas into inventions. It is an effort to integrate the curriculum, help students synthesize knowledge, and provide hands-on experience in the scientific process. The Invent America! program consists of handbooks for students, teachers and program administrators, which can be used to develop a school/classroom invention program; a catalog of recommended books to supplement the program; national and regional conferences to train educators in techniques to help students develop thinking skills; and inservice programs throughout the country to help schools begin Invent America! programs. This student handbook contains information useful to begin the inventing process. Included are a discussion of inventors and inventions, steps to inventing, and ideas for naming and displaying the project. (MVL)
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Creativity, Discovery Processes, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Experiments, Inventions, Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Productive Thinking, Research, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Projects, Technological Advancement
United States Patent Model Foundation, 510 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($0.15).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United States Patent Model Foundation, Alexander, VA.
Note: For related documents, see SE 050 166-169.