Educators - Club Invention

Club Invention Is an Innovative Afterschool Program

Inspire interest in STEM
Offer fun, hands-on challenges
Introduce inventors as role models

Unlock your students’ potential

The Club Invention® program is designed to take our nationally recognized Camp Invention® summer program and turn it into an unparalleled afterschool option. Throughout the school year, students get a unique, hands-on introduction to the Invention Process.  Exposure to this process ignites creativity, inspires collaboration and develops creative problem-solving skills.

Offer a fun, immersive program

Spark interest in STEM by guiding students to collaborate, observe, communicate and collect data. They’ll engage in creative, hands-on problem solving as they design functional invention prototypes.

Promote innovation and entrepreneurship

By positioning National Inventors Hall of Fame® Inductees as role models, our program encourages children to follow the Invention Process, explore their own creativity and even bring their ideas to market.

Looking for more programs? We provide STEM education for all ages.

Watch our program in action

Discover the Club Invention modules

 

 

Bolder Builders™

Children join engineer, architect and builder Archie Tek in the restoration of a town called Unlucky. Children create and test various structures for strength and stability, design and create shelters for the townspeople and build various animal habitats.

Learn more about how this module aligns with national education standards.
Download Our Bolder Builders Alignment Sheet

E.Z. Science™

A world-famous science magazine needs your students’ help to get the next month’s issue on the streets. Children must help E.Z. Science Journal by providing inventive, scientific and mathematical solutions to everyday problems. They must conduct experiments, solve puzzles and create a game with instructions.

Learn more about how this module aligns with national education standards.
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Flight Sight™

Participants explore how inventions in flight have made it possible to see the world from different perspectives. They experiment with devices that may help them jump higher, create three-dimensional maps, design and fly huge paper airplanes and much more!

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Passage to Planet ROG™

Children travel to distant Planet ROG and develop several different devices to help them solve problems, both in space and on this planet.

Learn more about how this module aligns with national education standards.
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Phys Ed: Physics in Motion™

Children create games based on the work of scientists including Italian physicist Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton and Daniel Bernoulli, who helped answer questions about how and why objects move. They incorporate the laws of gravity, energy, motion and magnetism into their activities.

Learn more about how this module aligns with national education standards.
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SOS: Endangered Earth™

The Club Invention team has been challenged to save the homes of animals across the country. From roving black bears to birds threatened by oil spills, Club Invention participants think of new, clever ideas for building safe spaces for a variety of animals.

Learn more about how this module aligns with national education standards.
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Trash Island: A Garbage Patch Journey™

In this module, children hear of the extreme build-up of trash in the North Pacific Central Ocean Gyre. Participants will be faced with ocean research challenges that require creative thinking skills, problem solving and teamwork.

Learn more about how this module aligns with national education standards.
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Wheel of Invention™

Welcome to the latest game show sweeping the nation — Wheel of Invention! Throughout the program, contestants compete in the Entrepreneurial Game Arenas, buzz in to answer interesting trivia and wow the audience with their amazing invention prototypes.

Learn more about how this module aligns with national education standards.
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What can educators expect from Club Invention?

Flexibility

All Club Invention modules are comprised of 7.5 hours of programming, typically delivered in five, 90-minute sessions; however, each module may be easily adapted to several delivery options, including in-school instruction.

Support

All modules align with national and state education standards and are designed to meet the needs of varying age groups through primary and intermediate hands-on activities disguised as fun.

Funding

We primarily use a parent-paid model, meaning parents pay the tuition. If parent funding is not an option, all of our educational programs also 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.

Continuing Education

Club Invention Instructors receive a letter of recognition from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a certificate representing 0.8 CEUs.*

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Contact us at 800-968-4332 or [email protected].

* Acceptance of CEUs is subject to your state or district continuing education requirements.

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