THE NEXT BIG THING

Be the Inventor

 

Americans are known for being “on the go” people.  We are always looking for things to save us time, money or just make our lives easier.  Every year you can’t help but wonder, “What will they think of next?”  Well, it's your turn to think of the next big idea.

 

YOUR TASKS

 

1. INVENT

·        You will be working independently in class and at home to create your own invention.  You can either draw (freehand or on the computer) or build your invention. 
 

·        Use the Taking Apart Inventions graphic organizer to start your invention brainstorming.

 

2.  WRITE

·        Write-ups must answer the following questions:
 

v     What is your invention, and why did you give your invention its name?

v     What use is this invention intended for? 

v     Who is this invention intended for?

v     How will it help people and/or society?

v     What methods would you use to advertise this invention to the public?

3.     PRESENT

·        In class on Monday, you will be presenting your invention in class.  We’ll hear from as many inventors as possible.

 

 

INVENTION MINI-PROJECT RUBRIC

 


Requirement

A

Excellent

B
Good

C
Satisfactory

R
Must be redone for passing grade

Overall creativity and effort of invention
(20 points)

Special care and effort evident
(19 points)

Care and effort evident
(17 points)

Some care evident; inconsistent effort
(15 points)

Little care or effort evident
(13 points)

What is your invention, and why did you give it its name?

(10 pts.)

Explained thoroughly; reflects original thinking
(9 pts.)

Explanation is adequate; reflects logical thinking
(8 pts.)

Explanation is inconsistent; may not be thoughtful or logical
(7 pts.)

Explanation is not sufficient; is not logical or thoughtful
(6 pts.)

What use is this invention intended for? 
(10 pts.)

Explained thoroughly; reflects original thinking
(9 pts.)

Explanation is adequate; reflects logical thinking
(8 pts.)

Explanation is inconsistent; may not be thoughtful or logical
(7 pts.)

Explanation is not sufficient; is not logical or thoughtful
(6 pts.)

Who is this invention intended for?

(10 pts.)

Explained thoroughly; reflects original thinking
(9 pts.)

Explanation is adequate; reflects logical thinking
(8 pts.)

Explanation is inconsistent; may not be thoughtful or logical
(7 pts.)

Explanation is not sufficient; is not logical or thoughtful
(6 pts.)

How will it help people and/or society?

(10 pts.)

Explained thoroughly; reflects original thinking
(9 pts.)

Explanation is adequate; reflects logical thinking
(8 pts.)

Explanation is inconsistent; may not be thoughtful or logical

(7 pts.)

Explanation is not sufficient; is not logical or thoughtful

(6 pts.)

What methods would you use to advertise this invention to the public?

(10 pts.)

Explained thoroughly; reflects original thinking
(9 pts.)

Explanation is adequate; reflects logical thinking
(8 pts.)

Explanation is inconsistent; may not be thoughtful or logical
(7 pts.)

Explanation is not sufficient; is not logical or thoughtful
(6 pts.)

Quality of writing

(10 pts.)

Well-written; almost no grammar and/or spelling mistakes

(9 pts.)

Writing is good; few grammar and/or spelling mistakes

(8 pts.)

Writing is inconsistent; some grammar and/or spelling mistakes

(7 pts.)

Writing needs lots of editing!  Overwhelming grammar and/or spelling mistakes

(6 pts.)

 


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