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### Invention 120817193935-phpapp01

1. 1. INVENTION PROJECT Mr. Todd’s D&M Classes
2. 2. The Invention  The invention project takes the students through the steps of the scientific method and helps them connect this process to a real-world situation.  The idea is for the students to create simple solutions for simple problems.
3. 3. Past Invention Examples  One student created a shield to put on a cereal box. – This helped him to avoid spilling cereal when he sat down to eat breakfast.  One student created a mop that attached to a grocery cart. – This invention allowed the grocery cart to clean the store while the shopper walked through the store.
4. 4. Interviews  Due Date: October 14, 2013  Students should first answer the set of questions for themselves.  Then, they must choose 2 other people to interview. These can be parents, other family members, neighbors, etc.  The interviews should help the students think of possible invention ideas.
5. 5. Name of Invention  The students should come up with a catchy name that also tells what the invention does. – The “Meckster 3000” might be a catchy name, but it doesn’t give you a good idea about what my product can do.  Due Date: 10/18/2013
6. 6. Purpose  Due Date: 10/16/2013  This section answers 2 questions: – 1.) What problem are you trying to solve? This should be written in the form of a question. (Ex. How can the inventor stop the cereal from pouring all over the table?) – 2.) Why is your problem something that needs a solution?
7. 7. Hypothesis Due Date: 10/21/2013  What is your invention idea, and how will it solve the problem.  This must be written using the proper “if then” format.  – Ex. If the inventor builds a shield, then the cereal will pour into the bowl without spilling on the table.  Also, write about why you think your invention will work.
8. 8. Materials  Due Date: 10/24/2013  Create a list of all of the materials you think you will use to create your project. Be as specific as possible.  If you think you need buttons, state how big they need to be and how many you will use.
9. 9. Procedure  Due Date: 10/29/13  State step-by-step how you will build your invention.  Be as specific and detailed as possible.  Do not use first person. – Say “The inventor” instead of “I.”
10. 10. Sketch  Due Date: 10/31/13  This should be a sketch of what you think your invention will look like. Must include a scale measure (e.g. 1 cm: 2 inches)  It should be drawn neatly and should have some color.
11. 11. Model  Due Date: – Please do not bring this to school until the final due date.  You should create a small working model of your invention.  Please see Mr. Todd early on in the project if you need help getting supplies.
12. 12. Data  Due Date: 11/5/13  Discuss the invention process. – How many times did you have to change or tweak things in order for your invention to work? – How much would it cost if you sold it in the store?  This section must also include a chart/graph or pictures of your invention.
13. 13. Conclusion  Due Date: 11/7/13  This section should be a reflection on the invention process.  What did you learn about inventing?  How would you change things if you had to do it over again?
14. 14. Invention AD  You will be creating an Advertisement by video, audio, or digital poster during the days of Nov 12-15.  Must advertise – What your invention is: – How it solves the problem: – Demonstrates its use.  Use your creativity to create the ad.
15. 15. Final Details  The invention final due date will be 11/18/2013. – The students must have their invention Advertisement, and model ready to hand in on that day during class. – All previous project work will be TURNED IN at this time!
16. 16. Sample Interview Questions  “Are there any problems that you think we can solve with an invention?”  “Have you ever thought about an invention you would want to make? What problem did it solve?”  Do you have a simple problem that we could solve with a simple invention?”
17. 17. Project Tips Get a folder or small notebook to keep all your work in. Remember you will have to turn in ALL your work at ONE time.  Make sure you are aware of due dates. I have tried to schedule due dates roughly three or four days apart from each other.  Keep track of your work by dating and naming EVERYTHING! Nothing is worse than losing part of a project! If your name is on it you have a better chance of getting it back! 