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Ideas Box

By the time today’s students graduate college, the US will need 1.65 million engineers. To create the engineers of tomorrow, math and science class need to be exciting. But teaching engaging science lessons can be overwhelming for busy teachers.

The James Dyson Foundation developed the Ideas Box to challenge students to find inspiration in everyday objects and develop ideas. To identify problems and use their creativity to find solutions. The Box helps teachers nurture the skills needed for the next generation of engineers.

The Ideas Box is a product analysis and design kit to teach engineering. It also has links to literacy, math and business. It includes:

  • 1 Dyson Air Multiplier™ fan as a case study
  • Teacher’s Pack with lesson plans and instructions
  • Posters for the classroom

The Box and training materials are available to classrooms completely free of charge. The Box is loaned to a school for 4 weeks at a time. It’s ideally suited for students in 4th-6th grade but can be adapted for any classroom.

Use the link above to order the Ideas Box. The James Dyson Foundation will ship the Box and collect it when you’re done free of charge.

Ideas Box Photo