Combine two unrelated ideas to inspire a creative new design! Engineers often use everyday objects to stimulate creative ideas. For example, an early ballpoint pen designer might have had a flash of inspiration while looking at a pencil!
Grades Covered: 4 through 12
Subjects Covered: Physical Science,Math,Art
Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.
NGSS DCI(s): Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems, Developing Possible Solutions