August 2-6, 2021
Teaming up with the National Inventors’ Hall of Fame, Belldegrun Center for Innovative Leadership brings back our Invention program with Elevate! From identifying needs and pitching ideas to building prototypes and developing marketing plans, students will engage in modules designed to create value and generate interest in finding solutions to real-world challenges.
Students rotate through all of the modules, so no course selection is needed.
Invention Flight Lab
Imaginations soar as children learn about flight with paper planes, gliders, rockets, heliballs and hand-copters. They build a cityscape out of upcycled materials, navigate planes through a storm and take apart a robot they’ll bring home at the end of the program.
Design Thinking Project
Children learn the value of their creativity as they bring their biggest ideas to life. To become successful entrepreneurs, they create sketches, build prototypes, design logos and find out how to market their products while protecting their intellectual property.
Using teamwork and problem-solving skills, children protect the Earth’s ecosystems. Inspiring activities include competing in zipline races, exploring energy conservation, eliminating pollution and helping wildlife in habitats across the country.
As they discover the great inventors behind their favorite sports, children apply their own ingenuity and design thinking. They trade inventor playing cards, create and play their own high-energy hover-ball games, and design and build the ultimate sports complex.