Design Thinking Projects and Challenges

A design thinking project is a lesson-based way to explore design thinking.

A design thinking challenge is a more open-ended format that often works well for events and competitions.


Design Thinking Projects

Wallet Project- Each student builds a wallet for their partner
Ramen Project - An immersive multi-day design thinking project
Back to KG???!!! - Middle-school students rediscover the fun they had in kindergarten
Welcome to Middle School- Students role play how to make transition to middle school easier
Car Maintenance redesign - Students redesign the car maintenance experience based on video interviews
The Special Olympics - Students develop a sense of empathy for people in the Special Olympics
The Classroom Redesign Project - Students redesign a classroom
Download file "Classroom Redesign 4th Grade-2.ppt", Download file "Classroom Redesign - 4th Grade.doc"

Design Thinking Challenges

The Hamster Challenge - A hamster habitat design challenge for all kids
Download file "Hamster Activity.pdf"
The Exploration and Identity Challenge- An adventurous exploration and identity curriculum for students. Do it over 2-3 days
Download file "Exploration and Identity.pdf"
The Girl Scouts Challenge - Solve 5 missions the girl scouts did at the Golden Gate Bridge to get your creative juices flowing.
Download file "d.agent missions.zip"

Download file "spy stickers.png"

The Compost Challenge - an afternoon to multiple day structure with instructional videos.


Spark Truck Activity Links

https://dschool.stanford.edu/groups/k12/wiki/82774/SparkTruck_Design_Activities.html



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