"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:
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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Pump the breaks– it's the end of January 2017. By this time, the resolutions you made 4 weeks ago may not be as fresh in your mind. We're here to reinstate our goals for this year as a reminder to make the next 11 months productive ones.