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Investigate! Invent! Innovate!

Investigate! Invent! Innovate!

Investigate! Invent! Innovate! is an experiential learning program that empowers Grade 7 and 8 students to identify a real-life problem and invent a solution in the classroom using science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
 
With a comprehensive suite of lesson plans and teacher resources, this program cultivates creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and problem-solving skills among students. Through the program, students develop an entrepreneurial mindset by researching a problem, building a prototype, and developing a business plan and marketing strategies to promote their invention. Investigate! Invent! Innovate! aligns with provincial curriculum and provides opportunities for cross-curricular learning.
 
The program culminates in an Invention Convention, where students showcase their inventions to the public. It is available to publicly funded schools across Canada in English and French.

Thanks to the generous support of our partners, this program is available free of charge to schools.

Registration for Investigate! Invent! Innovate! is now closed. Please email registration@thelearningpartnership.ca and you will be notified when registration opens for the 2019-20 school year.

Monique Fillmore, Teacher

“I found the students very engaged during this project and I even had other teachers comment about how excited some of the students were about their inventions, I was amazed at the ideas they came out with!"

Opportunities for students and teachers

  • Integrates science and engineering concepts with subjects such as technology and math (STEM), languages and visual arts
  • Creates a highly engaging and immersive learning experience
  • Strengthens global competencies, including creative problem solving, critical thinking, research, and collaboration
  • Develops entrepreneurial thinking
  • Provides students with the opportunity to showcase learning at an Invention Convention

Invention Convention

Students showcase their innovative solution at one of our Inventions Conventions across Canada

Thank you to our partners

ArcelorMittal Dofasco | Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada | Ontario Ministry of Education | Ottawa Community Foundation | Toronto District School Board