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Invention Convention and Open House on Nov. 13

Spring Hill School Invention Convention

Spring Hill School Invention Convention and Open House 2018

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018
  • 5:30–7:30 pm
  • Spring Hill School, 250 California Street, Santa Cruz, California 95060
  • Contact: cindy@springhillschool.org or (831) 427-2641 
Spring Hill School presents an Open House with its annual Invention Convention on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 on its campus at 250 California Street in Santa Cruz. Open to the community, Spring Hill welcomes families to tour the school and view this year’s eagerly awaited inventions! Past inventions have included coyote repellent vests for cats, catmobiles, ocean-worthy car movers, and hurricane/fire-proof elevator houses.
 
Would you like to invent something with your child? For more family fun, a maker area includes many materials participants can use to make their own invention prototype at the convention.
 
Spring Hill School is a Pre-K through 6th grade Design Thinking School and offers Individualized Whole-Child Instruction in our caring community. Tours of K–6th grades at Spring Hill School, known for Individualized Education, Caring Community, and Design Thinking, will be offered during the Invention Convention.

EVENT SCHEDULE

5:30 pm Light Invention Dinner
5:30-7:30 pm Spring Hill School Open House
6:00-7:30 pm Invention Convention: See the most innovative children-created inventions in Santa Cruz and beyond!
   — Families may invent at the Makers’ Invention Table
7:00 pm Inventions may be taken home by their inventors (please arrive earlier to view all projects)

INVENTION PROCESS

Students follow these steps for their inventions:
Step 1 Empathize: understand challenges
Step 2 Define: explain the one challenge to address
Step 3 Ideate: create a list of any and all possibilities
Step 4 Prototype: create a model of a first invention
Step 5 Test and test again to see how the prototype succeeds!
Step 6 Share the invention experience with those who step into our Invention Convention

Spring Hill School is located at 250 California St, Santa Cruz. Please park in the Methodist Church parking lot, attached to the school.

For more information contact cindy@springhillschool.org or call (831) 427-2641 

 

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