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Inventive Webquest

How many times has your daily life caught you thinking about why you're doing something the way you always have and why not do it faster, better ... If you have experienced it at least once, why don't you rack your brains for a little while for an idea or two? After all, the most ingenious inventions are born on the spur of the moment, many in the minds of home-grown inventors and need is the mother of invention.

 

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This WebQuest will give you an opportunity to give your inventive mind a chance and come up with an invention which could make our lives easier.

 

To complete your scientific mission, go through the tasks below. Consult Cambridge Dictionary Online if you need any help with vocabulary.

 

TASK 1

 

Visit Ideas UK and Global Ideas Bank to find out what aim both institutions have and what is the National Ideas Day.

 

 

TASK 2

 

See if you'll make a good inventor here, do the quiz and don't forget to check your score.

 

TASK 3

 

Look at other people's ideas which could change the way we live and choose the most useful for you.

 

 

TASK 4

 

Before you free your imagination, you might look at other people's ideas from TASK 3. For more ideas and stimulating inventions, see Global Ideas Bank's categorised technology, science and energy ideas

 

 

In pairs, try to think of a practical invention which would make life easier at your school/city/neighbourhood. You can present your invention in the form of a poster, advertisement, an online shop offer, model or description.

 

 

TASK 5

 

Visit - Highly Sensitive Person Forum and read the posts on "Technology friend or foe?" What would be your post? Write it.



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