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Reimagining An Object: Innovation Fueled By Creativity

This activity introduces students to creative innovation. They must reimagine 10 different ways an object can be used.

All objects were created to serve a specific purpose, whether it be a pen for writing, a car for driving, or a clock for keeping track of time. What if these objects could do more than what was intended for them? For example, instead of being used for writing, a pen could be transformed into a crossbow. (Really! Look up “making a pen a crossbow.”)

The act of using your creativity to invent something new is known as innovation. Like a pen, various things around your classroom can be innovated for new functions. In this activity, your group will come up with ten creative ways to use any object of your choice. Out of your ten ideas, your group will choose the “best” and pitch it to the class.

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