Global Impact Invention

For this challenge, you will invent or create something that will help solve a global issue. It could be a tool, device, machine, app, program, etc. that provides an innovative solution to a global matter.

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key terms

climate change: (noun) long-term changes in global temperatures and other characteristics of the atmosphere. the climate has changed throughout Earth's long history, but this time it's different. human activity is causing worldwide temperatures to rise higher and faster than any time we know of in the past

innovation: (noun) the process of changing something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products

impact: (verb) have a strong effect on someone or something

justice: (noun) concept that people behave in a way that is fair, equal and balanced for everyone


design a solution

generate an idea

A good inventor understands the needs of who they are making the invention for. What matters for the person/or group of people I am making this for? What global issue can I address? What are the possible solutions to this problem?

design and build a prototype

Create something that will help you present your product or solution. Using materials you have laying around build a rough prototype or model of your invention/solution. Use craft materials, recyclables, building blocks, sticks, etc. get creative and be resourceful! Remember – It does not need to work, just needs to be a physical representation to help understand the concept and purpose.

share your idea

Film a short (max 2 min) video pitch of your invention. Include details like who is it for, what problem does it solve, etc. Have fun! Upload/share your video to twitter, facebook or Instagram. Don't forget to tag us!

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