Louvre Heist

  • 135 minutes
  • 6-8 Grade
  • Lesson

Students will learn that problem solving often involves coming up with creating and abstract solutions. Students will work in groups to come up with a realistic solution to get the Mona Lisa back to the Louvre. They will have to work to convert various money and measurements while designing some sort of invention to help them accomplish their task. Students will understand that invention is a complex process that can take time to accomplish a task.

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Junk Mail Aerodynamics

  • 60 minutes
  • 6-8 Grade
  • Lesson

Students will learn how airplanes fly while also learning the importance of perseverance and revision while inventing. Students will work to create a successful paper glider. They will revise their design by asking and answering questions, while tracking changes they made to each paper glider design. Students will understand that it is important to constantly look for improvements so their inventions can continue to get better.

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Inventors Spotlight

  • 225 minutes
  • 6-8 Grade
  • Lesson

Students will learn about various characteristics that famous inventors have by researching and presenting about a specific inventor. Students will understand the importance of using reliable sources to find information. They will choose one famous inventor to present on and teach their classmates about. They will understand that certain characteristics make inventing possible and successful.

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