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Invention Convention 2021

Invention Convention 2021 was part of a decade-long Allen-Stevenson tradition promoting students’ problem-solving and creative thinking skills. This year’s theme was “magnets,” and it was inspiring to see how each student devised a unique and thoughtful way of integrating the theme. Equally inspiring was the boys’ joyful enthusiasm to explain the function and thought process behind their invention to each visitor.
The prompt was for students to invent a new product or find a way of solving an existing problem (picking up Magna-Tiles can be tedious by hand – why not create a magnet-shoe that does the job!). Each student follows a step-by-step process, which includes learning about inventions; finding an idea; researching and planning; and constructing a “prototype” of their invention.

Thank you to Science Teacher, Mr. Cooley, and the third-grade teachers and students for an engaging activity, and congratulations to the boys for their innovative and creative designs -- an exciting way to end the year!
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