The Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fresno State have created Kids Invent! 6+ science curriculum for 6th grade students. The Kids Invent! lessons touch on Next Generation Science Standards. Kids Invent! Includes twelve lessons designed to engage students in hands-on learning of science and mathematics. While teachers facilitate, students learn to present and communicate their ideas, findings, and work through practical issues of design and function in the context of observable phenomena.
Kids Invent! 6+ uses numerous tools to help classrooms meet the new NGSS standards. The program adheres to the following: user-friendliness, thoughtful organization, and careful instructions on lessons that utilize multiple modes of engagement. We record feedback on the design, allowing us to make necessary edits to keep the guidebooks as effective as possible.
Each section in Kids Invent! curriculum gives an overview of the lesson including essential questions, NGSS connections, and a challenge goal. The guidebooks provide protocols for each section where you will find what particular materials are needed, how to launch the section, helpful tips and good to know segments. With each lesson students are provided with student instruction guides and an observation sheet document where students can write down their investigations.