Congratulations to all the 3rd and 4th grade team finalists that competed in the inaugural Cool Kid IP Challenge on December 8th!
1st Place -- The Suitcasers
2nd Place -- Double Skate
3rd Place -- (tie) Neatest Desk and The Welcome Mat
A special thanks to our sponsors and the teachers who helped make the Challenge a success!
And of course, students from:
Sheridan Preperatory Academy - Albany School District
Slingerlands Elementary - Bethlehem School District
Castleton Elementary - Schodack School District
School 14 - Troy School District
Check out the finalist pitching their product ideas
Dec 6, 2016
Third-graders invent, pitch products in Shark Tank-style competition
SLINGERLANDS, NY — Students from Patricia Paradis’ third-grade class at Slingerlands Elementary School will travel to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Thursday, Dec. 8, to compete against teams from Albany, Troy and Schodack in a Shark Tank-like competition where they will pitch product inventions developed over the last six weeks.....
Cool Kid IP Challenge In The News
Albany, NY - More than 130 elementary school students from across the Capital Region in grades 3 and 4 have been challenged to channel their creativity by developing a business or product idea as part of the Cool Kid IP Challenge powered by AT&T.
Every business starts with an idea, but to be successful you need more than just a good idea. Getting kids to connect to, and to see value in their ideas also is a key ingredient in teaching STEM, and one of the biggest challenges.
This is why CreositySpace created the Book of Ideas and launched the Cool Kid IP Challenge. Similar to a real inventor’s notebook, the Book of Ideas was designed to encourage kids to write down or draw their own ideas and inventions. The Cool Kid IP Challenge is the next step in familiarizing kids with the engineering design and product development process.
The Cool Kid IP Challenge can be described as a blend between a robotics competition and a business plan competition—in which students work in teams to identify the target market, consider how to manufacture or sell their product, and how to protect what makes their solution unique, while actively incorporating key elements of the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.