To kickstart our learning this term we watched the ABC program “Dragon’s Den” and Youtube clip “Young Inventors Ellen Degeneres”.
After watching these videos we had a quick chat about the inventions that were created and how useful they actually were.
In small groups, we each chose a picture of a ‘wacky’ invention. We had fifteen minutes to come up with a ‘made up’ story to explain what the invention is, how it works and why it was created. We then present our inventions and stories to the class. As a class we voted on the best inventions and why they were a great idea.
Like all inventors we have to critique our own product. We listed two possible pro’s and con’s for our own invention and recorded any improvements we would make, if any.
This lesson was used to help us understand how creative ideas and innovations can be used to solve problems and make things easier. This term we will be creating our own inventions to make life a little easier.