Students will be learning about inventors during school in the next few weeks. Inventors combine many skills in the areas of science, social studies, language, writing, art and math. Inventing also promotes analytical and creative thinking and problem solving. We will guide them in some brainstorming practice and research. In addition to activities in classrooms and unified arts, students will be invited to participate in the Memorial School Invention Convention on February 15, 2018. The convention is a showcase of students who have chosen to create their own invention at home. This special at-home project is guided by the Young Inventors’ Program, coming from the national Academy of Applied Science, with online and other resources. Each participating student will develop an original idea for an invention and take it from concept to a completed project. Parents can support their child’s project at home by encouraging creative ideas and by assisting them with making models. Participating students will submit inventions which aim to solve a real problem in a way that has not been done before. They will set out to build a working model of their idea. Perhaps your pet needs a more effective way to let you know it needs to get outside. Maybe those mittens just never seem to dry out before you want to use them again. Do you wonder if you can prevent the bar of soap from breaking in half before it runs out? These are all problems which could be solved by students with inventive minds. If you want to know more, visit: http://www.aas-world.org/YIP/. The 2018 Hooksett Memorial School Invention Convention is set to take place on Thursday, February 15, 2018 with a snow date of Friday, February 16.