The Maine Invention Convention provides students with the opportunity to plan, design, and create inventions that solve real world problems. The invention process promotes innovative problem solving and inventing by Maine middle school students.
Our mission is to provide Maine students with the opportunity to explore, design, and invent creative solutions to problems in their own world. The skills learned through the invention process are lifelong skills that students will be able to carry with them throughout their lives.
The Invention Convention Curriculum uses a framework that follows the seven steps of the invention process. This process introduces students to entrepreneurial concepts to get them thinking about what happens beyond the invention process. Students complete step-by-step lessons to develop an invention that is original and well-constructed and that solves a real-world problem.
Becoming aware of problems in one’s life or community.
Conducting research to identify a unique solution.
Developing a project plan for the invention
Deciding how to make the invention.
Constructing a prototype.
Seeing how the invention works and revising the design as needed.
Writing about the invention and presenting it to others.