Enterprise teaching resources for key stage 4, including gadgets, the Internet and a chair!
All these and more are covered in these lessons exploring innovation throughout history.
In this series of 6 lessons, students discuss a range of innovative products and evaluate their potential.
Students consider form and function as elements of famous designs. Working in groups and brainstorming activities get students engaged.
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An innovative use for a goat is the unlikely starting point for this lesson on innovation. Students are encouraged to come up with their own innovative ideas.
We live in a world of gadgets that are designed to make our lives easier, but what makes a good product? In this series of 6 lessons, we look at examples of innovative ideas and how to identify good and bad ideas.
Students discuss recent innovative products and then work with a partner to develop a description of a gadget that they think the market needs.
Working as individuals and then in groups, students begin to think about labour-saving devises. They must consider the pros and cons of each and decide which product should be develop further.
Using a real life example, students study the characteristics of a business and think about ways to create their own version with added unique features.
In this lesson, students work in small groups to learn the importance of developing an idea with sound design and production principles.
This is a whole class activity that discussed the reasons for developing a certain product. We also introduce the concept of fashion as an important factor of innovation.
In the final lesson, students understand the importance of developing a prototype to help understand if a product will work, what components are required and what if the product specification changes.