Invent Iowa, coordinated by the Connie Belin and Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development is a statewide outreach program developed to assist Iowa's educators in promoting the invention process as part of the curriculum in kindergarten through high school.
As a means of learning creative thinking and problem solving skills, students are encouraged to identify a real-world problem and develop their own invention that successfully solves this problem. Invent Iowa utilizes a multidisciplinary approach which enables students to use several academic skills in combination: reading, library and field research, science and technology, creative and critical thinking, writing, art, and persuasive speaking. Through the Invent Iowa curriculum students are invited to invent and display their inventions at invention conventions at the local, regional, and state levels. The Invent Iowa curriculum is available on our web site at www.education.uiowa.edu/belinblank/Students/inventia/. For more information, contact the Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 336-6463.
Phone: 800/336-6463 or 319/335-6189
Fax: (319) 335-5151