Lesson Ideas to InspireInnovationShellyTerrell.com Bit.ly/ELTLINKs
“Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. The great reason why children abandon themselveswholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their timeinsipidly is, because they find their curiositybalked, and their inquiriesneglected.” ~John Locke
Advertise This! •Break students into pairs or small groups. •Give the groups an everyday object like a pen, water bottle, or paperclip & tell them each object does more than what we see. •The groups create short advertisements to market these new inventions.
Innovation Day •Students are given a month to innovate in any field •Provide them mentors •Present these innovations all in one day •Similar to a science fairSummit Science Fair by Jose Kevo, Flickr
Recycled Inventions •Gather recycled materials on a table •Supply students with glue guns, duct tape, etc. •Allow them to create robots or inventions with the recycled materials •Students take a photo of their invention & use apps like Voicethread, Fotobabble or Skqueak toChildren and Recycled Art by icecairo, Flickr describe their invention.
Students Reflect on Chapter Themes Voicethread.com