This year, the Seabury Navigators got to choose between presenting an Invention Convention project or a Science Fair project.
Invention Convention participants:
We have been studying inventions and the kids are familiar
with the invention process and invention vocabulary.
This is the "Cool Tip," a silicone cover for a hot glue gun.
Many students and parents could relate to the problem of hot glue gun burns
and the need for this practical but profound solution.
She made a variety of prototypes, cutting apart
and using her mom's cake and cookie decorating tips.
She says, "When I make this product to sell, I will make the prototype model clear
so that you can see the glue coming out."
It was difficult for this boy to pick an invention to feature.
He came up with so many problems and so many solutions!
He ended up choosing a flying car complete with solar panels.
#waveofthefuture #jetsonsherewecome #closerthanwethink
A journal is a requirement for the Invent Washington State Competition. This journal needs to include receipts of items purchased for the project.
The Safe Tire is a tire with an interchanging tire tread.
His prototype shows how easy it is to adjust the tire using Velcro.
#whowouldvethunk #wellthoughtout #presentdayleonardodavinci
- It helps you drive safer.
- It is very easy to change tires.
- If someone made a new kind of tire surface, they could just make of surface for this invention.
- You can re-use the surface you took off if you need it again.
After listening to his presentation, one middle schooler said, "That kid is going to go places!"
This student is passionate about pollution in the oceans and came up with
an Ocean Floor Cleaner.
#suchaproblem #suchasolution #fullofpassion
Each time I walked past his project, he was telling his audience a different fact about ocean pollution and his solution to the problem.
The Automatic Plant Waterer
This is just one part of the Automatic Everything Robot
that this student dreams of building.
Thank you, families, for coming in and supporting our budding inventors and scientists!
Science Fair participants:
The title on this science fair project drew a crowd - How to Shock Your Mommy!
#inquiringmindswanttoknow #theanswermightshockyou #likestotalkwithhishands
He answered the question, "How do we shock each other?"
This young scientist's passion is baking.
She asked the question, "Why Do Cupcakes Rise?
Thank you, middle schoolers, for coming in and hearing our spiels.
This project they were looking at (and blocking) was all about how carnations change color.
Ms. Wollum calls this her favorite event of the year.
Thanks for all you do, Ms. Wollum, including looking at each of our projects!
Many of the students have plans to take their projects to the next level,
the regional and state competitions.
Good luck, inventors and scientists!
Don't forget, these kids are only 6 and 7 years old (proof: someone lost a tooth today!)
Their projects show passion, compassion, curiosity, hard work, advanced knowledge, ingenuity, innovation, inventiveness, unique interests, and great potential!