Quick summary: In this lesson students will use connector pens as a case study to understand innovative design solutions. Students will analyse this innovative product before using the SCAMPER brainstorming model to redesign another everyday product. Students will create a drawing of their final product to present to the class for feedback.
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- Students will be able to analyse the design features of an innovative product.
- Students know how to apply design thinking techniques to existing products.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Years F-2 Design and Technologies
- Explore the characteristics and properties of materials and components that are used to produce designed solutions (ACTDEK004)
Syllabus outcomes: STe-9ME, ST1-12MW, ST1-13MW.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.8.
Relevant parts of Years F-2 Design and Technology achievement standards: Students describe the purpose of familiar products, services and environments and how they meet a range of present needs.
Topic: Creative Thinking
Unit of work: Creative Sustainability – Years F-2 – Visual Arts.
Time required: 60 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – Facilitate a class brainstorming session and organise student presentations.
Resources required: Student Worksheets – one copy per student. Device capable of presenting a video to the class. A class set of Connector Pens.
Keywords: Connector pens, design, technology, brainstorming, SCAMPER.
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