Extraordinaires Design Studio: Inventions

Extraordinaires Design Studio: Inventions

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Set the inventor inside you wild coming up with objects for unique characters to use in their daily life. I wonder what timekeeping device a pirate might use? Set includes 6 client cards, 6 project cards, 10 think cards, a drawing frame/content case, an idea pad, a drawing pen, and instructions/rules.
Category Description for Extraordinaires Design Studio:

From the makers of Rory's Story Cubes comes this fun and sneaky way to stretch your mind! These are essentially design challenges, but they're not just any design challenges. The clients you'll be working for are a bit out there: Superheroes, Ninjas, Robots, Fairies, Giants, and other interesting characters are all in need of your services. Each time you play, select a client and a project card (or shuffle and pick randomly for a challenge!) Hmm... how about inventing a music player for a fairy? From here, you can start thinking about and sketching your design. You can do this on your own, or, if you need help, use a Think card. Think cards are prompts that help you to ponder certain aspects of your design. For example, one might read: "Think about the materials used to make your design. Are they available in the client's world? Or will you need to invent something new?" Well! This is a good place to start. Fairies don't have access to the kinds of components that would normally be used in a music player. They're mostly restricted to materials found in the woods. Because the clients are so extraordinairy, you as the inventor really have to think outside the box and put yourself in their place. Their world is likely a lot different from yours, after all! To further provide you with information, each client card has extra images on the back that relate other knowledge about the character, such as their environment, interests, and occupation. So the fairy you're designing for isn't just any fairy - she's a fairy who does detective work. After you have considered your client, thought about your design, sketched it out, and given it a name, present to your family and friends and explain why your creation would be perfect for your client's needs. And, if you're especially proud of your project, post it online to the extraordinaire website! Aside from just being a lot of fun, these sets involve some serious creativity as well as practicality to think of truly great designs. In addition, many skills are used - critical thinking, problem solving, communication, empathy, presentation, clarity, and art to name a few. Whew, what a mental workout! Sets can be used alone, with a fellow brainstormer, or as a group activity/game. Please note: there are some fantasy-based clients including vampires, evil geniuses, and wizards.




Primary Subject
Art/Crafts
Grade Start
3
Grade End
AD
EAN
0091037567529
Format
Other
Brand Name
The Creativity Hub
Weight
0.85 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.25" x 6.12" x 0.81"
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I teach US History from 1823 to modern era. We learn about famous inventors and study both the industrial revolution as well as the age of inventions at the turn of the century. This kit will give us some interesting challenges to exercise our own inventive ideas.
Mia M on Jun 30, 2020
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Ben R on Jan 8, 2018
I teach US History from 1823 to modern era. We learn about famous inventors and study both the industrial revolution as well as the age of inventions at the turn of the century. This kit will give us some interesting challenges to exercise our own inventive ideas.
Mia M on Jun 30, 2020
requested from a teacher
Jenny G on Nov 26, 2018
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Ben R on Jan 8, 2018
Sparks imagination; helpful to get reluctant writer writing.
Shelley O on Aug 21, 2017
My daughter loves to make up stories and draw.
Chad B on Dec 3, 2015
requested from a teacher
Jenny G on Nov 26, 2018
Sparks imagination; helpful to get reluctant writer writing.
Shelley O on Aug 21, 2017
Is inventions an add on pack for Extrordinaires?
A shopper on Jan 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: First of all, there is a difference in the size of the two products. The drawing pad for Inventions is 5" x 7.5" while the drawing pad for the full-size Extraordinaires is 8.25" x 11.5" and the overall size of the case reflects the difference. Therefore, the Inventions set is more like a subset of the Extraordinaires. Inventions has six Extraordinaires cards but they are duplicates of some of the 15 cards included with the larger set. The Think cards are essentially the same although in the smaller Inventions set, the cards each include a Research, an Improve, and a Design question while in the larger set there are separate cards for each item. The Inventions "Project" cards appear to be a subset of the Extraordinaires "Object" cards. Considering these differences, I would not consider Inventions to be an add-on pack for Extraordinaires.
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