Spark!Lab™ Smithsonian Inventive Creativity™ Kits are designed to provide children with the same hands-on experience at home as they would enjoy when visiting the Draper Spark!Lab™ at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C..
Think It! Explore It! Sketch It! Create It! Try It! Tweak It! Sell It! This new line introduces kids to the process of invention, the same process used by real inventors, and helps them develop 21st Century skills such as critical thinking and creativity in a fun, open-ended way.
Necessity is often the spark of invention, so each Spark!Lab™ Smithsonian activity presents kids with a unique obstacle to overcome from building a bridge to visit a friend on an island to creating a board game after all the electronic game systems short circuit. With the scenario in front of them and the materials provided as points of inspiration, kids use the Spark!Lab™ invention process to create their own unique solutions.
Watch as their ideas come to life! Spark!Lab™ Smithsonian Inventive Creativity™ Kits show children that they too can be inventors and that the invention process can be fun and exciting even when it is challenging. This product line inspires both analytical and creative thought to show children they can do anything they set their mind to – igniting the spark of invention.