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  Starting from a problem (BUG), a group of friends learn how to solve the problem and create a design solution for it.  


Visual:  pictures and the book should look like a student’s notebook.  Have pictures that look like drawing done by the owner of the notebook. Drawing of what his/her friends look like, some changes that reflect trying something and them changing based on the outcome.


Learning outcome: Children will understand the vocabulary of creative problem solving and design. They should be able to draw a flow map of the process.
Other Themes

·        Keeping my hat on when playing games

·        Be able to jump from one rock to another using a rope

·        Designing an obstacle course for the playground

·        Not being able to build an underground fort

·        His juice box gets’ warm before he can drink the whole juice box.

·        His soda loses the fizz before he finishes it.

·        Getting my home work done on time

·        Something happening to his bike ____?

·        He keeps losing his favorite game cartridge.

He wants to make_______ but does not know how


Using the flags as questions to understand the problem:


White hat;  What do we know and how do we know it?

Yellow Hat:  What is good about each  idea you come up with?

Blue Hat;  How does what we think matter and the big picture that we need to undertand?

Black Hat: What are the issues in the idea? What possible problems can arise from each possible solution?

Green Hat;  What are some “way-out” ideas?

Red Hat:  Using your “gut” or intuition what do you thinking of the idea?



Finding lots of Solutions

Rule 1: Postpone and withhold your judgment of ideas

Rule 2: Encourage wild and exaggerated ideas

Rule 3: Quantity counts at this stage, not quality

Rule 4: Build on the ideas put forward by others

Rule 5: Every person and every idea has equal worth


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 Process for doing a BUG
Book Template
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