Practicing the Critical Part of Inventive Thinking
When your students have some exciting possibilities for their invention projects, they will need to use their critical thinking skills to narrow down the possible solutions. They can do this by asking themselves the following questions about their inventive idea:
Participating School Boards
- Is my idea practical?
- Can it be made easily?
- Is it as simple as possible?
- Is it safe?
- Will it cost too much to make or use?
- Is my idea really new?
- Will it withstand use, or will it break easily?
- Is my idea similar to something else?
- Will people really use my invention (survey your classmates or the people in your neighborhood to document the need or usefulness of your idea)?
This year, 2012-2013, participation in the I-Cubed program has grown with 7400 students working on their inventions in 81 schools in Calgary, Edmonton, the Toronto area and various other new Boards all listed below.
- Calgary Board of Education
- Calgary Catholic School District
- Edmonton Public Schools
- Edmonton Catholic School District
- Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools
- Conseil des Ecoles Catholique du Centre Est
- Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board
- Durham Catholic District School Board
- Durham District School Board
- Halton District School Board
- Near North District School Board
- Peel District School Board
- Toronto Catholic District School Board
- Toronto District School Board
- York Catholic District School Board
- York Region District School Board