Astounding Inventions

For many years IUSD students have participated in an exciting school competition called “ASTOUNDING INVENTIONS.”  This is a program for K-5th graders that encourages the kids to look creatively at their everyday life and try to find a solution to a problem they see around them and invent something.

This year students can submit their inventions individually or in a group of two students from the same grade. They will need to submit a model of their invention with the inventor’s notebook, inventor’s display board or a video pitch by December 18, 2018 at the library.

If your child is interested in participating, please fill out the interest form at or send an email with your child’s name and grade to by November 11, 2018.

All inventions will be displayed at the library and every participant will receive a certificate. The top inventions from the school will be chosen by teachers to advance to the district level competition at the Irvine Valley College, were the students can win up to $50 monetary awards.

Presentation – Alderwood Astounding Inventions 2019


The Pitch Video Info Alderwood Astounding Inventions 18-19
Astounding Inventions Student Rule Sheet 2018-2019


Inventors Notebook – Double Inventors
Inventors Notebook – Single Inventor

Please note the following deadlines/relevant dates:

Parent/student information meeting                                                              Friday, October 19, 2018 at 2:50 pm at MPR

Interest form or email due                                                                                                                      Sunday, November 11, 2018

Inventions due at the Alderwood library                                                              Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at  8:30 am

School Winners announced                                                                                                                        Friday, December 21, 2018

Irvine Valley College Invention Setup:                                                                                                       Friday, January 25, 2019

Irvine Valley College Competition                                                                                                         Saturday, January 26, 2019

Please contact Paniz Ebrahimi at if there are any questions.