Invent, Explore, Create!

$19.50

This summer camp lesson plan is centered around famous inventors with hands-on, creative building activities and experiments to engage school-age learners. This summer camp unit offers five 6-hour lesson plans. They feature suggestions for hands-on activities, outdoor play, and social-emotional learning. Activities are standards-aligned to ensure quality content that helps children gain knowledge and prepare to move forward in grade school.

About our lesson plans:

  • Developed and tested by a team of experienced, certified educators

  • Immediate PDF download upon purchase with unlimited use

  • Activity pages, extension activities, and additional resources included at no cost

  • Developmentally appropriate

  • Printable format that is also digital friendly with links and QR codes embedded in the lesson plans

Camp Outline:

  • Arrival activity
  • Class discussion- Early inventions
  • Paper plate water wheel
  • Let’s get moving – Gathering firewood
  • Build a bubble blower
  • Hands-on activity- Boatbuilding
  • Social-emotional learning – Trust walk
  • Boat float
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity
  • Class discussion- Leonardo da Vinci
  • Marble run designs
  • Let’s get moving – Jump the creek
  • Hands-on activity – Marble run
  • Mirror writing
  • Social-emotional learning – Cotton ball race
  • Coffee filter parachutes
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity
  • Class discussion – Isaac Newton
  • Domino dash
  • Let’s get moving – Hula hoop contest
  • Coins and cups
  • Hands-on activity – Balancing act
  • Social-emotional learning – Sneak a peek
  • Balloon rockets
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity
  • Class discussion- Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison
  • String telephone
  • Let’s get moving – Electric current
  • Hands-on activity – Incredible inventions part 1
  • Incredible inventions part 2
  • Social-emotional learning – Classification
  • Sling shot rockets
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity
  • Class discussion – Inventions of the last century
  • Cheeseburger assembly
  • Let’s get moving – Assembly line relay race
  • Rube Goldberg machine design
  • Hands-on activity – Rube Goldberg machine construction
  • Social-emotional learning – Just listen!
  • Balloon powered car
  • Reflection