Useful guidelines to streamline the invention experience

Download and print:
•  Student Inventor Journal NEW!!! (download and print 2-sided in Black & White OR Color. 26 pages total- 3 are blank. Copy and insert them wherever they’re needed!)
Student/Family Contract (optional) (the student brings this home at the beginning of the process)
Original Invention Development Guidelines
Goodwill Industries Re-Invent Guidelines
Judging Criteria (this rubric used to score the inventions)
Student Registration Form (Attach this to back of final invention trifold. Bring second copy to day of event)
• Invention Timeline
Day of Event Schedule

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Creativity and Invention sites

Buffalo Museum of Science-Aside from the great science exhibits, Makeshift Lab offers workshops and a great place to tinker.

By Kids For Kids-An educational and family marketing company that connects its clients to teachers, students, and households with innovative marketing, corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, and national competitions.

Camp Invention-Program offered by the National Inventors Hall of Fame

Inventor Ed-Kids Inventor Resources

US Patent Office-A site for kids with games, trivia and great links to other sites

National Inventor’s Hall of Fame-Links to many invention & patent resources, workshops and camps.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT)-A site with info on awards, outreach and links to inspire the next generation of inventors

Boy Scouts-Boy Scout Merit Badge and resources for Inventing

Girl Scouts-Girl Scout Merit Badge and resources for Inventing

WNY STEM-Children’s Books on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and the Arts

Education Closet-Providing Arts Integration and STEAM professional development for educators

What is Intellectual Property?- Learn the terms and types of intellectual property