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Celebrating National Inventors' Day!

"Who likes taking things apart?" -- Apparently all of the 4th graders!

"Who likes taking things apart?" -- Apparently all of the 4th graders!

It's not just Thomas Edison's birthday today, it's also Inventors' Day! Our morning started early with Mrs. Frailey's 4th grade classes at the Charleston Day School. For the Invention Convention next month, the kids have been developing their own solutions to problems that they encounter in their daily lives. Nate answered questions about the product-development process, and wowed them with a 3-D printing demonstration. 

We learned a little something, too! When brainstorming a solution to a problem, try the SCAMPER technique:
Substitue
Combine
Adapt
Maximize or Minimize
Put to Another Use
Eliminate or Elaborate
Reverse or Rearrange 

Their inquisitive minds are such an inspiration :) What problem would you solve? Happy inventing, everyone! 



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