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Get making with Lottie Smith!

Calling all Little Inventors! You have thought of an invention idea, drawn it, and now you want to take it to the next step - making a prototype! Check out our mini-series of making videos with cardboard artist Lottie Smith!

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Daily challenges - time to be creative!

We might all have to stay home at the moment, but there are still plenty of problems, serious or funny, that can use your incredible imaginations to solve! So time to get creative and to take up  the Little Inventors Mini Challenges!

New extension pack: Climate Power!

Mission: Protect our ocean is growing - our final extension pack is here! Download Climate Power to explore the role of the oceans in the weather, the water cycle, and a focus on the importance of the Arctic Ocean for climate change.  
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Little Inventors Pioneers take on the North East


CHILDREN as young as eight have been designing their own creations to help use and store energy better.

The Little Inventors competition saw pupils across the North-East, aged between eight and 12-years-old, send in their ideas before 15 winning entries were chosen.Five of the winning designs came from children in the Tees Valley while other successful innovations came from Sunderland and Northumberland.

Announcing the Winner of our Dream Big with Disney challenge

Disney UK has today revealed the winner of its Dream Big, Princess invention competition. The winning invention, The Magic Magnet Plastic Catcher, was designed by seven-year-old Hanna from London, to help clean plastic from the oceans and save our planet.

'Life in Space' inventions and our journey to the ISS

Little Inventors teamed up with the Canadian Space Agency and NSERC to ask children in Canada to think up and draw their invention ideas for Life in Space. We received 3000 designs from the ingenious to the brilliantly bonkers and 30 were made into real prototypes by expert makers. The two winners were announced from the International Space Station by Canadian astronaut David Saint Jacques via video link to a large gathering of young people at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, Canada.

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