Invention Lab is a creative STEAM project that supports home learning.
Activities in Invention Lab encourage, curiosity, playfulness, teamwork, patience and resilience.
Invention Lab uses every day recycled materials and household objects to look at a variety of scientific processes including, cause and effect, friction, gravity, weight and mass.
Each project has an easy to follow downloadable worksheet that you can make at home using items from around the house.
Or if you’re feeling really inventive try and create your own Rube Goldberg (Cause and effect machine.)
Have a go at some of these activities at home and send us pictures of you and your family having a go!
Make a marshmallow spaghetti tower and discover your inner engineer.
Practice patience by building this homemade balancing sculpture.
Build a catapult with lollipop sticks and rubber bands.
Creating a rolling number maze with old kitchen roll.
Try making these fantastic rolling feet with simple items at home.
Make a balloon car to explore wind power.
Make your own Marble Run with straws and a box.
Create your own table football game with pegs.
Build your own Rube Goldberg Machine
Rube Goldberg uses cause and effect concepts to perform simple tasks in complex ways here’s a video we made trying to create our own Rube Goldberg Machine. We had to ring a bell, get the ball from the floor to the table, and open the door. Why not have a go at inventing a Rube Goldberg Machine at home and share your videos with us.
“This was a brilliant activity that all my children could take part in together at home, even the teenager got involved thank-you”
B parent Waltham Forest
“Thanks so much for these activities it gave us so much material for our school physics day”
Year 5 teacher Noel Park Primary School