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Published on February 2, 2009

Author: dlaboyrush

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Young Inventor's Workshop - Teaching children the inventive process

Young Inventor’s Workshop An ETC Program Offered by Palisades Parent Resource Group Sponsored by PALS

Today’s Workshop What is Inventing? How can we Invent something? Find a PROBLEM Brainstorm for SOLUTIONS CHOOSE the best solution How to Build a MODEL of your INVENTION Explore some Simple Machines to help with your MODEL.

What is Inventing?

How can we Invent something?

Find a PROBLEM

Brainstorm for SOLUTIONS

CHOOSE the best solution

How to Build a MODEL of your INVENTION

Explore some Simple Machines to help with your MODEL.

Which was INVENTED first? Lifesavers BandAid Frisbee Post-It Note

Lifesavers

BandAid

Frisbee

Post-It Note

Inventive Process Find a PROBLEM Think of Lots of IDEAS for Solutions CHOOSE the best Solution Build your INVENTION

What is a Problem? “ Whenever there is a gap between where you are now and where you want to be, and you don’t know how to find a way across that gap, you have a problem.” A Problem is: A situation in need of improvement A goal, intention, or desire A project or task An obstacle to be overcome ? ? ? ? ?

“ Whenever there is a gap between where you are now and where you want to be, and you don’t know how to find a way across that gap, you have a problem.”

A Problem is:

A situation in need of improvement

A goal, intention, or desire

A project or task

An obstacle to be overcome

How to Find a Problem What do you like to do? What do you NOT like to do? What is hard for you to do? Think about: School Home Chores Sports Hobbies Games Interests

What do you like to do?

What do you NOT like to do?

What is hard for you to do?

Think about:

School

Home

Chores

Sports

Hobbies

Games

Interests

MAPS How to Think of Lots of Ideas M AGNIFY/ M INIFY Size- Higher? Longer? Thicker? Smaller? Shorter? A DAPT What else is like this? What does this remind you of? Is my idea really new? What existing ideas can I use e.g. battery. P UT TO OTHER USES New ways to use as is or modified? Other places to use? S UBSTITUTE What else can be used instead? Other ingredients? Other power?

M AGNIFY/ M INIFY

Size- Higher? Longer? Thicker? Smaller? Shorter?

A DAPT

What else is like this? What does this remind you of? Is my idea really new? What existing ideas can I use e.g. battery.

P UT TO OTHER USES

New ways to use as is or modified? Other places to use?

S UBSTITUTE

What else can be used instead? Other ingredients? Other power?

How to CHOOSE the best solution Does it answer these questions - Is my IDEA practical? Can it be made easily? Is it as simple as possible? Is it safe? Can I make it without spending a lot of money? Is my IDEA really new? Will it withstand use, or will it break easily?

Does it answer these questions -

Is my IDEA practical?

Can it be made easily?

Is it as simple as possible?

Is it safe?

Can I make it without spending a lot of money?

Is my IDEA really new?

Will it withstand use, or will it break easily?

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