ERIC Number: EJ943020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A New Utensil
Roman, Harry T.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v71 n2 p21-22 Oct 2011
People tend to think that inventions must be complex and sophisticated. Yet, some of the most useful inventions have been simple, or elegant, like Velcro, zippers, and Post-it[R] notes. Kitchen utensil drawers are filled with all sorts of great inventions, and in this article, the author discusses a challenge that allows students to develop their own eating utensil. The assignment is to develop the ultimate lightweight and small camping kit. This kit is to contain a minimum of implements and utensils. One of the unique aspects of this kit design is to invent a device that combines both a fork and a spoon into a single utensil.
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Innovation, Student Projects, Assignments, Engineering Technology, Science Activities, Technology Education, Creative Activities, Creative Development, Creative Thinking, Consumer Science
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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