Helpful Invention Design (home learning)

Helpful Invention Design (home learning)

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  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
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Lesson summary

Nothing in this world is perfect, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make improvements! Think about a problem in your community or home and invent something that will solve it. Consider all the costs and materials that you’ll need and don’t forget to draw up your design!

Lesson guides and printables

Student Worksheet

Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Curriculum codes:

Ideal for: Upper Primary Ages 10 – 12


  • investigate 
  • be creative 

Time required: 40 minutes

Curriculum connections: Science, Humanities, Visual Arts, English, Personal and Social CapabilityCritical and Creative Thinking

Resources required

  • Art supplies: coloured pencils, pens, paint, coloured paper, glue, scissors
  • White paper
  • Writing pen or pencil

Additional info

Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.

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