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Investigate! Invent! Innovate!

Investigate! Invent! Innovate!

I3 - Investigate! Invent! Innovate! is a program that empowers students in grades seven and eight classrooms to identify problems in their every day lives and invent solutions.

I3 integrates science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) skills along with core global competencies such as collaboration, problem-solving, creativity, and critical thinking.

Teachers are supported with resources, including lesson plans and activities, that are connected to provincial curricula.

The program culminates with an I3 Invention Convention where students showcase their learning and pitch their inventions and creativity to The Learning Partnership’s corporate partners, business mentors, post-secondary students and members of the public.

In 2019-2020, I3 is offered in Edmonton, Hamilton, the Greater Toronto Area and Ottawa.

"Students in the program are getting experience with innovation... and pushing themselves in an area they're not normally comfortable with."

Learning outcomes for students

By the end of the program, students are able to:

  • Perform basic research and environmental scanning;
  • Identify and follow the engineering design process;
  • Make a prototype of a product or process that solves an identified problem;
  • Design a marketing and communications plan that describes the product and how it fits an identified need;
  • Communicate persuasively and with purpose with the development of an elevator pitch.

Investigate! Invent! Innovate! Invention Convention

The program culminates with an Invention Convention stu-dents showcase their learning and pitch their inventions and cre-ativity to The Learning Partnership’s corporate partners, business mentors, post-secondary students and members of the public.

Thank you to our partners

Deloitte | Government of Canada | ArcelorMittal Dofasco | Toronto District School Board