Resources to Help You Lead Young Inventors
Yes, there is plenty to support Young Inventors’ Program® teachers, leaders, and mentors! In 2021, we introduced enhanced digital materials so you can invent virtually, as well as in an more traditional classroom format.
Find resources to help you implement the YIP curriculum, host an Invention Fair, and share best practices. If you register your school/program, you will receive exclusive access to more resources and live trainings and webinars.
Inventors’ Journals provide space for students to journal, brainstorm, and record their invention journey. Journals include important documents to mark important milestones in the invention process as well as ample space for drawing and note taking. Journals align with the YIP curriculum, but can be used as a general logbook to record any invention process. Journals fit all grade levels, and are available in print or digitally where information can be added directly from any device. Both hard copy and digital versions of the journal will be accepted at the regional and national level competitions.
You may choose to run your YIP program without journals; however students competing in the Northern New England Invention Convention and Invention Convention U.S. Nationals are required to present an invention journal or notebook that documents their process.
Inventor Journals may be requested in a YIP Pack Order, or are available with lesson plans and materials.
More YIP Resources
How would you build a better pencil? Join Tina White, Director of the Young Inventors’ Program, and her friend Thomas as they explore ways to build a better pencil and challenge YOU to make one of your own. Tina will also share the invention story for Coca Cola. See below for lesson plan and materials.…Read More
YIP Leader Webinar Series: Teaching the Young Inventors’ Program In our first YIP Leader Webinar Series, veteran Young Inventors’ Program educators share their best practices for implementing the YIP curriculum and inspiring youth innovators. A special thanks to Chrissy Rapoza of Crescent Lake Elementary School in Wolfeboro, NH and Laura Vittorioso from Barrington Elementary School…Read More
YIP Leader Webinar: Introducing Changes for 2019-2020 As the new school year begins, we are proud to introduce changes to the Young Inventors’ Program. Highlights include: New Curriculum & Program Guide We collected feedback from YIP leaders to refresh our curriculum. We heard the needs for more structured lesson plans to help deliver an invention…Read More
As the new school year begins, we are proud to introduce changes to the Young Inventors’ Program. Highlights include: New Curriculum & Program Guide We collected feedback from YIP leaders to refresh our curriculum. We heard the needs for more structured lesson plans to help deliver an invention and design program as well as more…Read More