Brainsville Inventions is an activity designed to promote problem solving skills and creative thinking. Students use creative imagination to scientifically develop problems, solutions, and procedures in selected categories such as: Environment/Safety, Helping with Disabilities, Hobbies/Games/Sports, Household/Food/Industry, Medicine/Health/Grooming, Pets, and Technology. Young inventors can either develop a new product or improve upon an existing invention. This program is available to students in grades 3-12.
To compete in Brainsville Inventions all inventors need to create a model/prototype, complete the Creator’s Journal, develop a presentation and present it the day of the competition to the judges.
GOALS FOR BRAINSVILLE INVENTIONS
Students will learn and understand the Scientific and Creative Thinking Methods. Students will keep a Creator’s Journal to document procedures and research. The journal may be enhanced with technology. Students will learn and apply problem-solving skills and exercise their creative imagination. Students will give an oral explanation and description of their problem, solution, and procedure. Students will gain self-esteem and self-confidence through public speaking. Students must follow science safety guidelines.
Campus Competition & Responsibility
First round of competition will take place at the campus. The top two entries by category will advance to the Brainsville Inventions District Competition.
The following forms must be submitted to the department between: Dec. 16, 2019 – Jan. 9, 2020
Brainsville Entry Form | Volunteer Judges
Brainsville Implementation Guide
Corina Caballero, Resource Lead Teacher