Design Inspirations

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

Curriculum topics:
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Creativity
  • Drawing
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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