Little Inventors: Create your own inventions for SPACE!

Little Inventors - Inventions for Space

As Canada prepares for the next Canadian astronaut mission, the Canadian Space Agency is collaborating with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to challenge children across the country to come up with ingenious ideas that could be developed into inventions to make life in space easier and more fun. The best inventions will be turned into prototypes by Canada's expert makers and artisans.

Some of the best ideas will be made into real objects and shown in a special exhibition during Science Literacy Week 2018.

One might even make an appearance in space during David Saint-Jacques' mission!

Important dates

Launch: November 30, 2017
Submission deadline: April 27, 2018
Selection process: May 2018
Top inventions turned into prototypes: June to August 2018
Presentation of winning inventions: September 2018 (Science Literacy Week)

Grade 6 students participate in the launch of Little Inventors – Inventions for SPACE in Ottawa, Canada. (Credit: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC))

Who can participate?

Canadian children

Canadian makers

Little Inventors turns children's ideas into reality with the help of talented makers and artisans! They are involved from the start and become part of the little inventors' creative journeys. The makers and artisans are profiled in a special exhibition and online.

How to participate

Check out the Little Inventors website to download the resources and see how you can participate.

For more information, contact the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

About Little Inventors

Little Inventors was born in the United Kingdom in 2015. It aims to inspire and support children all over the world to develop their own invention, and it turns the best ideas into real objects.

Little Inventors takes children's invention ideas and makes them real.

This initiative was introduced in Canada in 2017 by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Children in seven schools (from six cities) were asked to think up practical, funny, and unique inventions. Eighteen little inventors had the privilege of seeing their ideas turn into working prototypes.

This year's challenge is all about space – a great place to innovate, seize opportunities and explore the unknown!

David Saint-Jacques encourages elementary school students to take part in Little Inventors – Inventions for Space (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

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