Ideas for Projects in Schools - Part II By Galit Zamler
This page is a sequel to the "Ideas for Projects" page of children who participate in the EFK program and of teachers who teach this program in school.
During the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program, many project ideas came up, some of which were actualized while others were not. In light of the abundance of the ideas that arise during the program, we have included additional project ideas, inventions, and social initiatives in the school, most of them are by the students and some are by the teachers.
The process of filtering ideas is complex because, like real entrepreneurs, students usually like the ideas they come up with, and they find it difficult to decide not to promote ideas they have thought of.
But, with a structured and objective process, based on questions, gathering information, and thinking about details, the students are able to prioritize the ideas that arise in the classroom.
In a class that allows an open and creative atmosphere, many project ideas are formed, from which a limited number of ideas are promoted.
Read about the realization of the selected projects on the page: Kids initiate.
The students at the Yitzhak Navon School in Shoham are participating for the first year in entrepreneurship courses based on the EFK program.
Galit Zamler met the students, heard their ideas for the projects and to give them feedback on how to move forward.
The students had many creative ideas, some of which are:
A suitcase that warms the clothes. The idea was born out of the need of one of the children on a trip to Thailand.
Add a thermometer to a spoonful of soup, a cup of coffee and a duckling to the bath so that we can avoid burns.
A cutting tray with a saucer so that the residues of the vegetables and fruit can be emptied straight into the saucer.
A machine for feeding pets. The machine will be computerized and it will be possible to program how much food it will give the pet according to its type and size.
A solar shield cover for a cellular phone. This will protect your phone's screen and also charge it.
A machine that inflates balloons, like a coffee machine. Suitable for water games.
A sock with cushions, so that the shoe feels more pleasant.
Special shoes for short people to raise them while they play basketball and try to score a basket.
A flying chair - For people who use wheelchairs, so instead of pushing the chair, it will just fly in the air.
A pillow with an alarm clock to wake you up in the morning.
Sixth-graders at the "Katznelson" School in Kfar Sirkin
Sixth-graders at the Katznelson School in Kfar Sirkin learn entrepreneurship classes with teacher Lee Glick.
The students focused on a common problem of mosquito bites, so they decided to solve it.
The children studied the various means which help to remove mosquitoes and examined some of them.
In the end, they chose a mosquito repellent solution that is also adapted for children, combined with other elements to create a product that can be easily carried and used for hiking.
The product is named Scratchy.
Another Idea From Another Group of Students - Magnoclean
The idea for the Magnoclean product came from the need to clean the corners in their glasses.
The students looked for a convenient, easy to use, safe, portable and durable solution that would protect the lenses from scratches and wipe their lens' corners.
After a number of ideas came up, the children chose a product which consists of two magnets with a cleaning cloth on one side and a ring on the other allowing for a comfortable grip.
The Staff of the "Yitzhak Navon" School in Shoham
The staff of the "Yitzhak Navon" school in Shoham participate in an institutional training course on the subject education for entrepreneurship in the school, led by Galit Zamler.
The teachers attended a practical workshop for creative thinking and coming up with some project ideas.
After the teachers were exposed to different techniques in creative thinking, they were divided into groups, each of which raised ideas for projects, which include:
- Performing small grocery shopping out of a drive-thru window, similar to McDrive.
- Alerting of a mobile phone if it is being used before crossing a crosswalk.
- Integration of the elderly as a helping hand in schools.
- Cleaning the classroom by using robots.
- An app that allows parents to protect their kids on social media.
- A garbage can which contains multiple trash bags and is ready for use right after removing the previous, full trash bag - this idea was also proposed by students from Kiryat Arba who took part in the Hackathon: removable trash bags without the need to be replaced.
- Shopping carts which can be folded into the car trunk and pulled out like wheelchairs.
- Giving lectures online by the teachers and watching it through smartphones.
- A motorized shopping cart with a chair and screen to load into the shopping list.
- An autonomous barrier at the crosswalk, which identifies children who want to cross the road and stops the traffic in order for them to cross safely (instead of or in addition to the Zaha"v patrols).
The teachers teach the students the "EFK program", and in the raising ideas for projects stage, some of the ideas that came up include:
- A water balloon tying machine
- A flying skateboard
- A food cutting device with finger protection
- A phone protection device
- A whiteboard that automatically cleans itself
- "TickSkate" (Tick means bag in Hebrew) - instead of a trolley to carry backpacks, a remote-controlled skateboard that you could put the bag on will be used.
- A notebook that transforms into a pillow
- An autonomous eraser
- A robot that can teach students instead of a teacher
- A bottle that knows to remind us when to drink
- A self-closing curtain
- Deodorant for dogs
- A notebook with a button that records and writes
- A waterproof book
- A globe that shows information about a country in 3D by tapping it
- A social project - diaper donation for babies
- A social project - collecting used products and giving them to needing families
Read about many more ideas for projects of children who undertake entrepreneurship classes.
Read about the realization of selected projects on the pages Kids initiate part I and part II.
- Children's ideas for projects - Part I
- About the program
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- Project: Dog adoption day
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