Invention Lab

Invention Lab

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Groundswell Arts had been set to launch Invention Lab just prior to the Covid19 outbreak as a training lab for early years practitioners. However, since the lockdown in London we have been uploading a weekly idea for people to experiment with at home with their families. Activities in Invention Lab encourage , curiosity, playfulness , teamwork, patience and resilience. We have been so encouraged to launch this project online and to receive images of families trying out their ideas at home as part of their home learning. 

When Schools are back we will be offering Pop Up Invention Labs in schools and community events. 

Keep an eye on our social media for weekly invention lab ideas. 


Here we are playing with a Rube Goldberg Machine, the concept is to try to perform a simple task in a complicated way. 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 invention a Rube Goldberg Machine at home?