Design Thinking Examples
"As a parent, there is usually only a 50/50 chance, some days much less, that either of my sons will provide many details about their school day when asked. But, my 4th grade son made sure I knew all of the details about his recent collaborative solar energy project. He was so eager to tell me about his project that he stopped me in the middle of doing laundry one evening and asked me put the laundry basket down so he could have my full attention. He then proceeded to “demo” how he and his classmate created an innovative device, with handmade cardboard cables & specific ports, that would be able to tap into a solar energy panel to power up their cellphone. The overall excitement he demonstrated about being able to create and apply his learning into something he cared about was remarkable." - Carolyn, Parent of a 4th grade student

California Coastal Erosion Design Thinking Challenge

Playground Safety Design Challenge

Ultimate Backpack Design Thinking Challenge

Ancient Mesopotamians Design Thinking Challenge