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The Adventure Continues

The next Innovation Force® story is in your hands!

You’ve discovered where the Plagiarizer has been hiding out — excellent! Now that you’ve revealed the villain’s location, it’s up to you to stop the Plagiarizer’s latest scheme. 

Hidden under the surface of the ocean, our arch nemesis has been trapping a deep-sea fish — the coelacanth or “dino fish” — and attempting to bring the fish to shore. Your task is to stop the Plagiarizer and keep sea life safe!

Using the skills (and superpowers) you developed at your Camp Invention® program, there are two ways for you to complete this important task:

1. Create Your Own Comic Book

The story is entirely up to you! Tell the tale of how you and the Innovation Force (and any other characters you’d like) put a stop to the Plagiarizer’s underwater plot. 

Below, we’ve provided a template and some tips to help you make your very own Innovation Force Adventures comic book!

Tips and Tricks

Outline

Start by working on an outline of your story.

Layout & Sketch

Think about how the action will fit into the panels, or the boxes that make up your comic book pages. Use a pencil to sketch your characters, buildings and other surroundings to set the scenes of your story.

Speech

Draw speech bubbles to contain your characters’ dialogue.

Conversation

Double speech bubbles can be used to create conversations between multiple characters.

Thought

Draw thought bubbles when characters are thinking to themselves.

Narrate & Ink

Add caption boxes to narrate or describe what is happening. Once you’re satisfied with each of the story elements you’ve sketched, use a pen to trace the outlines of your drawings.

Action & Color

Try using bursts to highlight exciting action or sounds. Make your comic book come to life by adding color using markers, crayons or colored pencils. 

Outline
Layout & Sketch
Speech
Conversation
Thought
Narrate & Ink
Action & Color

2. Build an Invention Prototype

Design and create an invention that will protect the coelacanth and prevent the Plagiarizer from trapping these fascinating fish.

You can start by gathering some coelacanth facts and sketching some invention ideas before making your prototype. Remember — prototypes can be made with simple, recyclable materials found around your home. 

Consider collaborating with a friend to tap into the power of teamwork. Use your creative problem-solving skills and have fun!

Of course, you don’t have to stop at just one of these activities — go ahead and try both! Camp Invention Facebook Looking for more STEM fun? Visit invent.org to learn more about all of the National Inventors Hall of Fame education programs. Check out our Camp Invention page in the fall for our all-new 2020 program!