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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.

Johanne A. Séguin, Teacher

“My students at Collège Catholique Samuel-Genest have participated in the I-Cubed program for 5 years. This engaging, experiential program employs an engineering design process and an inquiry-based learning model. Students develop science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills while enhancing global competencies such as problem solving, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, character development and citizenship.

One year, we were invited to present our innovations during a national conference for the engineers of Canada Post.  The engineers who visited our kiosk told my students that the process they had used to come up and design their invention/innovation was the same method the engineers used in their everyday work.   This opened their minds to all that they can achieve!

Last year, three of our students who graduated grade 12, to go on to University in engineering came to see me to tell me that the I-Cubed program is what put them on that path."

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

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