Club Invention, a national afterschool enrichment program created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, is coming to Dawson County elementary schools the weeks of May 7 and May 14.
Robinson Elementary School will host a module called Flight Sight the week of May 7. The module will explore how inventions in flight have made it possible to see the world from different perspectives and will include conducting experiments, creating three dimensional maps, designing and flying huge paper planes and more.
Kilough Elementary School will host a module called Castles, Catapults and Coats of Arms the week of May 14 which will focus on weaving medieval history, basic science principles and hands-on creativity. Participants will be able to assume the roles of lords, knights, craftspeople and serfs and work together to complete tasks.
Black’s Mill Elementary School will host a module called SOS: Endangered Earth the week of May 14. Its focus will be to challenge participants to save the homes of endangered animals across the country by working together to think of new, clever ideas for building safe animal spaces.
The programs are available for students entering grades one through six and focus on immersing children in adventures that encourage creative problem-solving and enhance their understanding of STEM concepts.
For more information, or to register for a club program, please visit www.campinvention.org.