Young inventors program launches in Jaffrey-Rindge

Thursday, February 02, 2017 7:5AM
Young Inventors in Jaffrey-Rindge

The Academy of Applied Science has donated a $500 Young Inventors’ Program Kit to interest students at the Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School . A YIP Kit contains everything a teacher needs for a successful Young Inventors’ Invention School Convention Program , including curriculum, student project boards, invention journals, awards, trophies, nametags, certificates, and more.

“It’s a trial year, so we are seeing how things work best for our school, but we have had some strong interest from a solid core of students,” said Merideth Lyons, a 7th-grade science teacher at JRMS. “Students learn best when they can connect science to their own lives and by having the participants create problem-solving inventions is fun while at the same time integrating science concepts from the classroom. Our hope is that in years to come, this program could become a part of our classroom curriculum; with generous donors like AAS, we can make that happen.”

Additionally, after JRMS’s Feb. 16 Young Inventors’ Invention School Convention Program presentation night held at the middle school, AAS’s donation provides for the students’ participation in the annual Young Inventors’ Program Regional Invention Convention held this year on April 2 at Southern New Hampshire University, which the AAS created and has been administering since 1986.