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Invention Convention set for area students

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ELKADER (KWWL) - Area students will soon be showing off their creations at Keystone AEA's 23rd Annual Invention Convention.  It will be held at two sites: Johnson's in Elkader on Tuesday, February 16, and at Table Mound Elementary School in Dubuque on Thursday, February 18. The event is open to K-8 grade students. There will be a morning and an afternoon session at each site.  The public is invited to browse through the displays of student inventions after judging has been completed. In Elkader, inventions may be viewed after 10:30 a.m. for the morning session and after 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon session. In Dubuque inventions may be viewed after 11:00 a.m. for the morning session and after 2:00 p.m. for the afternoon session. Students identify real-life problems and make an invention to demonstrate how these problems may be successfully solved. Grades 3-8 inventions will be judged for use of problem-solving skills, creativity, originality of idea, the process involved in solving the problem, and the inventor's oral presentation.  Winners will go on to compete at the state Invent Iowa competition in April in Iowa City.

Online Anchor/ReporterBob Waters

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