Invent at Home

At the League of Young Inventors we believe that when kids have an outlet to act, make, invent, and pursue change it can have a big impact – both individually and in our communities. We are excited to begin offering a growing series for FREE hands-on STEAM lessons for families with kids in grades K-5. 

Our lessons are designed for students in grades K-2 to complete with a caregiver and for students in grades 3-5 to complete independently.

Before you start, we recommend that families build a Problem Solver’s Toolkit of basic school supplies, craft materials, and household recyclables.

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Not-So-Simple Machines

Let’s Invent!

Invent It! Build It!

Let’s Go!

Not-So-Simple Machines

In this five lesson mini-unit, young inventors explore the science behind the some simple machines that make everyday work easier – the inclined plane, wedge, lever and wheel & axle.

Making Marble Runs
with Inclined Planes Part 1

Lesson 1

Making Marble Runs
with Inclined Planes Part 2

Making Paper Airplanes
with Wedges

Making Flingers with Levers

Making a Cardboard Car
with Wheel & Axles

Invent It! Build It!

In this five lesson mini-unit, students work on a series of challenges designed to demonstrate how invention can be used to improve the lives of people. Each challenge is centered around the design process, a series of steps used by inventors and engineers to arrive at innovative solutions aimed at addressing real world problems.

Build a Speedy Shelter

Make an Earth-Friendly Sneaker

Design an Safe Landing for a Astronaut

Invent a Flinging Machine Game

Invent a Jumping Machine Game

Create a Pop Up Storybook