Longmont Estates Hosts Innovation Fair

Students in grades K-5 showed off their creativity at the 1st Annual LEE Innovation Fair on January 14th, 2016.  This was a twist on the traditional science fair.  Instead of going through the Scientific Method, students used the Design Thinking Process to come up with innovative ideas to help make the world a better place.  About 50 projects were presented to volunteers who evaluated them based on the student's use of the Design Thinking Process, whether they created a new product or adapted an existing one, and their overall presentation skills.  Projects ranged in variety from using a toy helicopter to help senior citizens decorate their Christmas trees, to what to do with used, non-recyclable K-Cups, to a Pooch Protector which keeps your dog dry on walks during the rain.  It was exciting to see what our future inventors were able to create!  We look forward to hosting the Innovation Fair again next school year.