Invention Convention Update
Answers to your BW Inv. Conv. Questions!
Presentation Board Info
Next week, we will be working on the presentation boards for invention convention! Students should have their boards to school by Friday, December 7th. There are some items our students will need to prepare or type at home. Those items are:
Name of Invention
List of Materials
How it Works (step by step)
**Pictures and diagrams can also be included on boards, but are not required.
Putting Boards Together
These items will be glued to colored paper backings, then glued or stapled to their boards. The students have sketched a mock layout of the board, and will work from that next week. You may want to ask that they bring that home. I think it would be helpful to see what they are thinking:) They can use any materials for lettering. Some students print with colored font from the computer, some buy stick on letters, some buy large foam letters, and some stencil their letters. Anything is fair game, as long as it is legible.
Some students have asked about glitter and stickers. The answer is ABSOLUTELY! We want the boards to be their own creation, and we want them to be proud of their work through creativity. Please encourage your student to think about what materials they could use that would be acceptable to your family, and would be best suited for their project.
Tips for Board Layout
We want students to use colors, glitter, and stickers, but we don't want those things to be distracting to the overall presentation board. If we get too many items pinned to a board, it can have a negative result, leaving the judges and observers confused. We want the boards to be organized and neat, but also show the student's creativity.
Colorful board with pre-printed titles and items for pinning to board.
Board with lettering, typed paragraphs, pictures, and diagrams.
Board with stickers and no borders.