ERIC Number: ED406232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
The Inventive Thinking Curriculum Project. An Outreach Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Third Edition.
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.
The Inventive Thinking Curriculum Project is one of the many projects included in the national outreach program of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It is designed to be used in conjunction with a thinking skills program as a means of applying critical and creative thinking and problem-solving skills through the activity of creating an innovation or invention. This book contains activities that give children an opportunity to develop their creative potential and synthesize and apply knowledge and skills by creating an invention or innovation to solve a problem. Activities appropriate for all student populations include introducing inventive thinking, practicing the creative part of inventive thinking, practicing inventive thinking with the class, developing an invention idea, brainstorming for creative solutions, practicing the critical parts of inventive thinking, completing the invention, naming the invention, optional marketing activities, parent involvement, young inventors' day, and stories about great thinkers and inventors. (JRH)
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Elementary Education, Innovation, Inventions, Learning Activities, Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Problem Solving, Thinking Skills
Project XL, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, DC 20231.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A