Hands-on Experiences for Any Classroom Setting
Trusted leaders in invention education
With more than 30 years of experience, the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) provides a range of educational programs and dedicated support for hands-on, innovative learning experiences. We are here to help you take control of your school year ― no matter how it takes shape. Our in-school, at-home and blended solutions:
- Include all curricula and materials
- Offer engaging learning experiences
- Provide flexible implementation
- Qualify for CARES Act funding
Choose the right solutions for your school year
Invention Project® K-6
Club Invention® At Home
Innovation Exploration Kits™
STEM Maker Lab®
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Providing safe and healthy learning opportunities
Our invention education programs, led exclusively by certified educators, have always maintained the highest standards in health and safety.
As we all deal with the challenges of COVID-19, we remain committed to safely delivering innovative experiences. Please refer to our Preparedness Plan for additional information.
Please note that the majority of photos on our website were taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Frequently Asked Questions
We design all our curricula to align with State, Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Additionally, each program unit has been carefully crafted to incorporate ELA and Math highlights, support social-emotional learning and provide opportunities for open-ended exploration of STEAM concepts.
We understand that in these challenging and uncertain times, flexibility is more important than ever before. We’ve developed our programming with this in mind, to ensure our curricula and activities can be adapted for in-school, at-home and blended learning environments. Each program applies best practices to maintain engagement and address potential learning loss from the previous school year through hands-on challenges that inspire imagination and creative problem solving.
We are committed to making our learning experiences accessible to all students. Each NIHF program provides engaging activities and hands-on materials that guarantee equitable learning, regardless of access to an internet connection. Watch this video to learn more about how NIHF has transformed our education programs to adapt to the current environment.
Yes, our cross-cutting programs incorporate a wide variety of subjects through project-based curricula. Our hands-on challenges guide students to confidently move from idea to prototype while making connections with an array of real-world issues.
NIHF provides everything you need to implement your program, including a step-by-step curriculum guide and all the materials necessary to bring the program to life for each of your students. Each of our programs also provide innovative teaching strategies and embedded educator support from start to finish.
Each of our programs is designed to ensure simple, flexible implementation and provide curricula that are easy to follow with step-by-step guides.
We believe social-emotional learning is essential, so we design each of our programs to encourage social awareness, self management, relationship skills, responsible decision making and self-management.
All NIHF education programs qualify for Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Migrant Education and Early Learning Challenge funding, as well as state and local district resource funding. Our education programs and professional development experiences can also be supported with CARES Act funding.
Contact us to connect with a hybrid learning specialist and discuss the programming that fits your needs. Once you select your solution, NIHF will provide materials, curricula, instructor guides, schedules and ongoing support to implement your invention education program. Materials will be delivered directly to your school and/or participants’ homes, depending on the options you choose.
Let’s create your hybrid solution