If you plan to include a kid invention project in your classroom, don't stop after the product is created. Teach your students about what it takes to not only patent an invention, but the art of marketing their invention as well.
Give your student inventors an opportunity to name their invention, create ads and even a jingle to help sell their new product. Bring in labels and packaging so they can see examples. Imagine a classroom display where products are placed next to their marketing pieces.
Children’s natural instinct to brainstorm and create should be nurtured by parents and teachers alike. Coming up with new product ideas and inventions is a great way to instill a love of science, math, marketing and the entrepreneurial spirit. It also teaches cooperation and instill tremendous conf