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Astounding Inventions is an invention fair highlighting handmade inventions by students from the Irvine and Tustin School Districts in kindergarten through eighth grade. The competition was established to promote student interest and learning in math and science. For more information, contact the IVC Foundation Office at 949/451-5290.

​Amazing Demonstrations & Exhibits
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

  • Aquarium of the Pacific on Wheels  Sea life in the aquarium tide pool petting pools.
  • Cal State Long Beach Mobile Science Museum Learn about science with a hands-on approach.
  • Raytheon Learn about Raytheon’s Math Moves U!
  • Rosemount Analytical Emerson Process  Check your Ph factor knowledge with hands-on experiments.
  • Mathobotix  Learn math building robots!
  • IVC ASEC (Applied Science and Engineering Club) Launch water rockets with IVC students.
  • Solar Telescope Observation Explore sun spots with IVC astronomy honors students. It’s out of this world!
  • Hands on Geography Explore our earth with IVC geography students.
  • Electricity Snaps! Explore the Tesla Coil “lightning” with IVC electronics students.
  • Getting a Charge Out of Physics  Hands on electro-magic with IVC physics students.
  • Optics Institute of Southern California Make your own spinning color wheel and experience the Telescope Challenge.
  • Mad Science Make your own slime!
  • Beckman High School Robotics Team Play with Arnold 4 and see robots in action.
  • Code Orange Robotics Team See how students all over the OC build robots.
  • Orange County Great Park Learn about the OC’s newest treasure unfolding.
  • UCI Human Brain See a human brain…and feel hands-on brains of other species!
  • Orange County Water District PHun with Water

Stage Shows

  • Mad Chemists See and experience chemistry as never before. You’ll say, "WOW"!

Public Schedule of Events

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Public Viewing of Student Inventions

1 p.m.  Awards Ceremony: Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8

2:15 p.m.  Awards Ceremony: Grades 4 and 5 

Judges' Schedule of Events​

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  Judges’ Registration & Refreshments 

8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.  Judges’ Orientation & Training

9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.  Judging of Student Inventions

Parking Instructions

  • All parking is free the day of the event.
  • The judges’ parking will be in Lots 8 & 9.
  • Use the main entrance on Irvine Center Drive.
  • The invention competition and the judges’ orientation will take place in the gym.

5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine CA 92610
(located at the southeast corner of Irvine Center Drive & Jeffrey Rd.)

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