Kids Invent Stuff is a great project which will encourage children to investigate, invent, design and make all sorts! I think it is a brilliant add-on to any D&T lesson.
To see some of the inventions that have been created visit this YouTube Channel
“Kids Invent Stuff is the YouTube channel where 5-11 year olds have the chance to get their invention ideas built by real engineers. We do this to give more primary school kids the chance to engage with real engineering projects.
Kids are encouraged to submit their ideas for inventions to solve a different challenge each month. Ideas can be submitted as drawings or videos uploaded below. The most creative inventions are showcased on our channel and each month one idea is built and tested on camera, with hilarious consequences.
We release a weekly video, every Saturday (at 6pm):
1st Saturday – New Invention Challenge launched
2nd Saturday – Invention Showcase – Picking an invention to build!
3rd Saturday – Building a kid’s invention
4th Saturday – Testing a kid’s invention!” https://kidsinventstuff.com/
For our current challenge we’re asking kids for their Treehouse invention ideas!” (Kids Invent Stuff)
The following is on the Stem website – a site definitely worth watching. The author is advertising a Free National Invention Challenge and Activity. Something that sounds like great fun for the last few days of term.
Ruth has writen:
“Hi I am part of Kids Invent Stuff, a project aimed to get more primary aged children being inventive and learning about STEM. It is an online based project with a youtube channel. We think that primary aged children can be introduced the STEM and STEAM by being inventors. Each month we set a different challenge and 5-11 year olds can submit their invention ideas as pictures and videos (at www.kidsinventstuff.com) and then Shawn and I (we are Engineers/Inventors) choose an invention to bring to life and test. We have made Flaming Pianos, Crazy Cars and Jam Firing Rockets. For our currently challenge we are looking for Superhero and Supervillian gadget inventions. We have a free challenge sheet with an activity- which I’ve uploaded below and we have done an intro video, featuring some inspiration
You can see us building our crazy car https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r928BCAjgc
Then we test it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_sF6ZFNzrg
If you are based in Sheffield/ Chesterfield way or Cornwall and want an invention assembly and classroom invention workshop then feel free to drop me an email