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Gifted Students Create Future Ready Inventions

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(Submitted by Mrs. Zoe Redfern – Elementary Gifted Education Instructor)


(Maricopa, AZ) Fifth grade students from Saddleback, Pima Butte, Butterfield, Maricopa Elementary and Santa Cruz put on their Sunday-best for an exciting presentation to Saddleback students, teachers and their parents on November 16, 2017. This event was the gifted student’s final presentation of their Invention Unit. The first component of the project was researching an invention or inventor, then reporting the information through a research paper. The second part allowed students to form small groups and then invent something that would “better our lives”. Students created business plans with the problem, formulated the solution (their product), developed a target market, researched competition and costs, and then calculated potential revenue and profits. These plans were then put into a Google Slide, and students presented their ideas using tri-fold posters, laptops with the slide presentation and exhibited their prototype invention. The event was very successful and Mrs. Redfern would like to thank students, parents and staff for their support of this important program.




The District is proud to offer gifted programming to our elementary students and for more information about Maricopa Unified School District’s Gift Program or the Maricopa Unified School District please call 520.568.5100 or visit the District’s website at


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