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Little Inventors

THIS CHALLENGE WILL BE LAUNCHING ACROSS THE MICHIGAN DISTRICT IN FEBRUARY 2023!

A teacher training session will be held in January 2023 - for any questions email us at hello@littleinventors.org


Will you answer the call to GO GREEN?

The actions of people, like both you and me, are contributing to climate change. We create lots of pollution and waste which causes unnatural changes in the earth’s temperature. This is not good news for our planet!

Invention can go a long way towards helping us build a healthier world. Innovation can change the future! From vertical gardens that collect rain water to edible plates and cutlery, we can live more sustainably now so future generations can enjoy the beauty of a thriving planet and healthy ecosystems.

Our daily routines make up our impact on the planet. All the little things you do add up! What could you invent to help people to live greener? Instead of getting the car to school, design a souped-up skateboard that could take you there instead! Instead of throwing away kitchen scraps, could you minimise waste and invent a convenient composter with wings that flies right to you?

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The subject of climate change can sometimes feel really big and overwhelming. For this challenge we’re going to think about three areas of daily living and the solutions they could bring about:

1. Eating: Field to fork
We all need food to survive. But everything we eat has an impact on the planet, from the way it’s grown, manufactured, or thrown away. What could you invent to help? Think about inventions that minimise food waste and shorten the journey food takes to get to your table!


2. Traveling: The way we move
Most cars and planes today still burn fossil fuels and cause lots of pollution. Imagine modes of transportation that use renewable energy instead. Vehicles can also perform super tasks to help rejuvenate the earth like planting seeds during the journey!


3. Living: Reinventing everyday
All items we know and use started from an idea, but in our changing world, we need to make tweaks and improvements to better our planet. The little daily things we do at home, at school, anywhere we spend time, they add up! Whether you're relaxing, playing, cleaning, or cooking, inventions that make use of sustainable energy or minimise water usage make all the difference!


We only have one planet earth. Will you live greener to help save it? Let’s all work together for a brighter tomorrow. Let’s GO GREEN for a better planet!

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Resource Pack

This is the full pack you will need to deliver the Go Green: For a better planet challenge. In the For Kids section you will find the Inventor's Log including all of the activities and drawing sheets. The For Teachers folder comprises of all 4 powerpoint presentations and teacher guidance on how to deliver the challenge to your students.

Introduction to Inventing - Activated powerpoint video

This video supports the MISD Go Green Resource Pack for the section - Introduction to Inventing. What is inventing? How can you get started? This video explains what inventing is and gives you all you need to deliver a workshop to get your students inspired and inventing.

Eating - Activated powerpoint video

Eating is the first of three activated powerpoints to be used in association with the resources available. This is a narrated version of the powerpoint in the resource pack.

Traveling - Activated powerpoint video

Traveling is the second of three activated powerpoints to be used in association with the resources. This is a narrated version of the powerpoint in the resource pack.

Living - Activated powerpoint video

Living is the last of three activated powerpoints to be used in association with the resources. This is a narrated version of the powerpoint in the resource pack.

Prototyping - Propellor Power: Lift

Practice your prototype making skills with cardboard artist Lottie Smith. This is part 1 of the prototyping video to support the prototyping activity pack.

Prototyping - Propellor Power: Forward Motion

Practice your prototype making skills with cardboard artist Lottie Smith. This is part 2 of the prototyping video to support the prototyping activity pack.

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How to enter!

You can submit more than one invention idea.

Submit invention ideas through our upload page after .

  1. Draw your inventionon the Little Inventors worksheet
  2. Scan or photograph the *whole* sheetas straight on as possible
  3. Upload it in JPEG, PNG or GIF format (choose a file)

Each invention idea will comprise of an image of a clear drawing, the name, age and location of the inventor, the name of the invention and a description, and a contact email address.

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With thanks to our MISD Go Green delivery partners, teachers and future engineers