PBS has a great show called the Design Squad and with it comes a ton of fabulous challenges at PBSkids.org where users have to save little robotic creatures called Fidgits.
Teaching the design process has found a home at the core of a ton of my teaching in our elementary technology classes. "Fidgits" lets kids design their own fictional robotic creatures or perform a number of challenges to save Fidgits in danger.
How many challenges can you complete?
Although I use a pared-down version of the formal design process, I start in second grade at teaching kids that every challenge requires them to follow the design process.
1) Define the problem
3) Prototype your solution.
5) Repeat the process until it is perfect.
Fidgits is a great exercise for practicing that mindset.
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