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Peeps for Peep Parachute Challenge

Peep Parachute Engineering | YIP@HOME

April 24, 2020

Engineer a Peep Parachute This YIP@HOME Challenge is all about testing and playing around with things that don’t work. It’s also about realizing that an experiment that doesn’t work the way you thought it would isn’t really a failure. For this activity, you will test and re-test your engineering and design skills as you design…

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Build a Better Pencil YIP@HOME

Build a Better Pencil | YIP@HOME

March 30, 2020

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.…

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Guide to Independent Students’ Invention Fair

Announcing Independent Students’ Invention Fair

January 23, 2020

A New Competition for Independent Inventors Drum roll….we are thrilled to announce our very first INDEPENDENT STUDENTS’ INVENTION FAIR! We have known all along that there are students who are learning about invention and developing their prototypes on their own. We often hear their wishes for opportunities for them to present their projects and qualify…

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YIP Leader Webinar: Teaching YIP

Teaching YIP Best Practices

November 19, 2019

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…

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YIP Leader Webinar: Changes to YIP

Introducing Changes to YIP

September 23, 2019

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…

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YIP Leader Webinar: Introducing Changes for 2019-2020

September 23, 2019

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…

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Award Winners at 2019 Northern New England Invention Convention

2019 Northern New England Invention Convention Awards

April 12, 2019

87 Winners Announced at 2019 NNE Invention Convention The Academy of Applied Science’s Young Inventors’ Program® announces the winners of the 2019 Northern New England Regional Invention Convention. Held on Sunday, March 31st, 253 students from New Hampshire and Massachusetts representing 48 schools and STEM enrichment programs presented their original inventions. This was the 33rd…

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