Invention Convention

After learning about simple machines, the first graders had a guest speaker, Ms. Ginelle Mills, join their class (via Zoom). Ms. Mills is a former Saklan parent and inventor of the Cool Wazoo, a diaper changing pad that converts into a restaurant high chair, swing and shopping cart cover. The first graders enjoyed learning about the process Ms. Mills went through as she created the Cool Wazoo, and about her experience presenting the invention on the ABC hit show, SharkTank.

Following their meeting with Ms. Mills, the first graders set out to use their imaginations and knowledge of simple machines to create their own inventions. Here are the amazing ideas that the scientists brought to life:

  • Sebastien – The Christmas Ornament Hanger
  • Cassidy- The Cooking Robot
  • Carson – The Ball Machine
  • Elise- The Garbage Robot
  • Jimmy – Mouse Trap Racer
  • Sage- The Rainbow Maker
  • Conner-  The Silver Toothbrush
  • Makena- The Strength Tester
  • Cameron – Cameron’s Candy Picker Upper
  • Kingsley – A Poop Picker Upper
  • Airlie-  The Hug Machine

The students were delighted to share their inventions with their peers during their in-class Invention Convention.

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Author: The Saklan School Friday Blog

The Saklan School is a private Pre-K through 8 school located in Moraga, CA. Our mission is to think creatively, act compassionately, and live courageously.