The inventor's Studio is perfect for the child who is constantly coming up with new ideas for cool inventions but doesn't know where to start. Use the Spark! Lab invention process with the tools provided to create your own invention. Includes the materials to guide you through the steps to create an inventive tree house design, plus so much more to spark your original ideas. Think it! Explore it! Sketch it! Create it! Try it! Tweak it! Sell it! The Inventor's Studio introduces kids to the process of invention, the same process used by real inventors. Develop 21st century skills such as critical thinking and creativity in a fun, open-ended way. How many people can fit inside My tree house? how much weight will it be able to hold? Do I want electricity and running water? The Spark! Lab invention guide and over 120+ materials starts your journey! Necessity is often the spark of invention, so each Spark! Lab Smithsonian activity presents kids with a unique obstacle to overcome. With the Scenario in front of them and the materials provided as points of inspiration, kids use the Spark! Lab invention process to create their own unique solutions. Watch as their ideas come to life! Spark! Lab Smithsonian inventive creativity kits show children that they too can be inventors, and the invention process can be fun and exciting even when it is challenging. Spark! Lab Smithsonian inventive creativity kits are designed to provide children with the same hands-on experience at home as they would enjoy when visiting the Draper Spark! Lab at the Smithsonian National Museum of American history in Washington, D.C. Since 1976, the Creativity for Kids mission has been to provide children with experiences that stimulate and encourage their natural creativity. Our open-ended products offer fun-filled opportunities for children to create, learn, pretend, and explore.
ages 8 and up
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.