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Inventions to Help People

Part of the Projects at Home Collection

Create a model of an invention you think could help make people's lives better.

To get started with this project, check out these models:

Tips

  1. Think about a problem that people may have, and design an invention to help them. You may not actually be able to build the invention, but you can create a plan or model for your idea through using things like drawings, cardboard, toys or other objects, legos or other building materials. 
  2. The models we share with you are student-created models that actually work. One is an invention to help with first aid in the wilderness; the other is an invention to help a child with Cerebral Palsy to draw. 
  3. Just because your model may not work does not mean it is not a great idea. You may want to create a written explanation of what your invention does so that the model makes sense to others. 

Working on Projects at Home is different than working in school. 
We do not give you lessons or directions.
We give you models of each project to look at carefully, and then you decide how to adopt the project for your interests, skills, materials, time, and any new ideas you have.
Your project does not have to look like the models—it can be inspired by the models.
If you are proud of what you created, we encourage you to share it online with the hashtag:  #ProjectsAtHome.

Create a model of an invention you think could help make people's lives better.

To get started with this project, check out these models:

Tips

  1. Think about a problem that people may have, and design an invention to help them. You may not actually be able to build the invention, but you can create a plan or model for your idea through using things like drawings, cardboard, toys or other objects, legos or other building materials. 
  2. The models we share with you are student-created models that actually work. One is an invention to help with first aid in the wilderness; the other is an invention to help a child with Cerebral Palsy to draw. 
  3. Just because your model may not work does not mean it is not a great idea. You may want to create a written explanation of what your invention does so that the model makes sense to others. 

Working on Projects at Home is different than working in school. 
We do not give you lessons or directions.
We give you models of each project to look at carefully, and then you decide how to adopt the project for your interests, skills, materials, time, and any new ideas you have.
Your project does not have to look like the models—it can be inspired by the models.
If you are proud of what you created, we encourage you to share it online with the hashtag:  #ProjectsAtHome.

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