SUMMER CHALLENGE – INVENTION CONVENTION

Online Pitch Guidelines

Rules
  • All pitches must include Introduction: invention name, inventor’s name, grade, and country.
  • Pitches should no longer than 3 minutes.
  • The pitch should talk about all invention process elements outlined in the criteria.
  • The pitch must address the originality to your invention and the research you have done to discover what makes your invention an original or an improvement on a product that already exists.
  • Student/team will use and reference presentation slide set and prototype.
Helpful Hints
  • Begin with introductions. Each student should introduce his/her name, grade, country, and name of their invention.
  • Your pitch must address the originality of your invention.
  • Be sure to present all steps of the inventing process that you went through while creating your invention. What challenges did you encounter? What changes did you make and why? Read the rubric carefully to make sure you address all criteria.

You may also want to talk about:

  • How did you come up with the idea for this invention?
  • What people, situations, or conditions does this problem affect?
  • How did you think up your solution to the problem?
  • Where did you get the materials for the invention?
  • Who helped you build the invention and what did they help you do?
  • Are there other better materials you could have used that would improve the invention?
  • Who has used your invention and what did they think about it?
  • What changes might you want to make to your invention?
Frequently asked questions during Q&A
  • What problem are you trying to solve with this invention?
  • How does your invention work?
  • Did you make any changes to your invention? Why did you make those changes?
  • Who do you think will use this invention?
  • Does your invention help the world or just a few people?
  • What impact on the environment do you think your invention will have?
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