In this lesson students will use connector pens as a case study to understand innovative design solutions. Students will analyse this innovative product before using the SCAMPER brainstorming model to redesign another everyday product. Students will create a drawing of their final product to present to the class for feedback.
- Students will be able to analyse the design features of an innovative product
- Students know how to apply design thinking techniques to existing products.
- Students articulate how the unique design features of a known product appeal to a range of people
- Students brainstorm using the SCAMPER method
- Students create a design based on an existing product
- Students communicate the design and advantages of a product design to the class.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian curriculum content descriptions:
Years F-2 Design and Technologies:
- Explore the characteristics and properties of materials and components that are used to produce designed solutions (ACTDEK004).
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.8.
Relevant parts of Years F-2 Design and Technology achievement standards: Students describe the purpose of familiar products, services and environments and how they meet a range of present needs.
Unit of work: Creative Sustainability – Years F-2 – Visual Arts.
Time required: 60 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – Facilitate a class brainstorming session and organise student presentations.
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- A class set of Connector Pens
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- Critical thinking
- Problem solving
Faber-Castell has long understood the importance of creativity to all people, especially to young people. It is also continuously searching for environmentally friendly processes and high-quality materials to enhance children’s creative experience throughout every development phase. For more information about Faber-Castell, click here.