Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Breakfast Inventions - PBL Example 2011

Have you ever woken up late one morning, scrambled to get ready, and did not have enough time to make a healthy breakfast? We are going to give you the opportunity to build an invention that will make breakfast in a snap and is also healthy for you. We think that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should not be skipped or filled with a pop tart. We hope you will help us make the perfect breakfast invention that will solve all the breakfast problems.

Before class on Tuesday, we would like you to read the article What a Cracking Invention. This article will help you think of some ideas for you invention. Read through the article and make sure you take a look at the pictures for inspiration and the video at the bottom. The video shows how the invention works. That invention is a great one but we will not have you make one that big.

Another thing we would like you do before class is to watch this Chitty Chitty Bang Bang video for more inspiration. It is a childhood favorite of ours and we think you will enjoy seeing another breakfast invention in action. It will give you more inspiration and is fun to watch.

We would also like you to take a look at our Google Sketch-Up Informational video. This is the program we want you to use when designing your breakfast invention. Our video gives an overview of the basic of Google Sketch-Up and will help you in making your invention.

We would like you to download Google Sketch-Up to your laptops and bring them to class, if you have them. Please check out and test Google Sketch-Up before you come to class on Tuesday. You will be designing your breakfast invention on Google Sketch-Up in class on Tuesday so we want you to know how to work it before class and to think of some ideas for your invention.

Make sure that you join the Breakfast Invention Wiki as this will be a way to collaborate with your group and show us your inventions. Please join the wiki by midnight April 16th.

In class on Tuesday, you will be working in groups of up to 5 people in designing a breakfast invention that will make breakfast fast and healthy. After you design it, you will be making the invention using household items. We will go into more depth with what you will be making and how long you'll have to make it on Tuesday.

Hope you all have a great weekend and make sure you get started on all you need to do before Tuesday. See you all then! :)


  1. I LOVE the examples of breakfast machines you provided in the first article. Makes me want to go out and make a real one myself.



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