Students will walk around and look at each groups innovation and poster of innovation and provide positive feedback and constructive criticism on post it notes that each group can then use as feedback.
Students will create a poster of their given innovation. The poster should include a comparison between the original object and the innovation, an explanation of how it works and an explanations of the improvements, struggles encountered and a picture of the innovation. These posters will help explain your innovation to others.
After critiquing an item and making a list of it pluses and minuses, students will start thinking of ways to make that item better (an innovation). Students will create a design brief listing what the material must have, what it should have, and what it would be nice if it had. Students then will sketch different ideas they have of how to create their innovation, complete with notes and different views.
Students demonstrated their knowledge of the safety rules by completing a safety quiz. As a class we also discuss what design means and students were challenged to look at things around the classroom / school / or at home and critique an object's design.