STEAM Lesson Plan: Exploring the Effects of Salt on Ice

Lesson Plan Title: Exploring the Effects of Salt on Ice Grades: K-12 Baby, it’s cold outside. And that means it’s also icy. Many times, school is canceled if the roads are deemed dangerous for driving, but that can be avoided by salting the roads.  We see salt trucks everywhere during the winter months, and our[…]

Burgettstown Sounds Off on the Top Five Reasons for Schools to Pursue Inventionland’s Real-World Inventing Course

Burgettstown Area School District is tackling the need for STEAM education and innovation in the classroom. The Burgettstown Area School District recently was just one school whose high school students recently completed their Inventionland Invention Contest pitches as part of our Inventionland Innovation Course! Assistant to the Superintendent Mandi Figlioli sat in as a judge during[…]

What a Difference a Few Months Makes! See a Custom Makerspace We Created in Action!

It may be one thing for us to explain our capabilities in designing a creative space that allows students to immerse themselves in hands-on, project-based learning. But, to see a group of students doing just that in a space that we played a major role in creating takes all that talk to an entirely new[…]

Giving Thanks for an Already-Exceptional 2015!

Before we break to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with our family and friends, we’ve just got to take a minute to reflect on and give thanks for what an incredible, STEM-filled year 2015 has been for the Inventionland Institute curriculum and our creative space-making capabilities. Our project-based inventing curriculum may have started to take off[…]

Sending Our Sincere Thanks to All Educators Out There!

It’s American Education Week and you know what that means… it’s time to celebrate all of the educators, administrators and education support professionals out there! So, from everyone at the Inventionland Institute to all of the teachers, assistants, administrators, bus drivers, food service workers, maintenance professionals and others who serve in schools across the nation… this[…]