Explore a problem by imagining how a superhero’s special powers could be used to find a solution.
In this activity, students learn a thinking strategy to help them see a problem in a different way and find new solutions. Students imagine how a superhero’s special power could be applied to a problem and generate new ways to solve it. While this activity uses examples related to water conservation, other examples could be used to help nurture the curricular competency of applying and innovating.
In Step 2, replace the problem with a local issue or have the students select one.
Throughout the activity consider how well students:
Guide students in using the “Assessing my ability to develop new ideas” rubric during the activity.
Use the criteria to identify powerful words and phrases to describe the world around us.
Learn how to choose the best way to show what you see and think in tables, graphs, and pictographs.
Water is essential for life and always on the move.
We want to ensure that we’re providing activities your class will enjoy. Please let us know what you think about this activity by leaving us your feedback.