Basics:

  • Team Name + first name of each team member
  • Insert team photo
  • Product Name:
  • Insert final product picture
  • Product Description: (What problem is being solved or need is being met?)

3 Original Ideas & Research

1. Dipstick/chapstick/lipstick
2. pt roll including ponytails and recycled toilet paper roll.
3. bow machine including a tape dispenser and mini or big bows depending on the size of the tape dispenser.
For each idea do the following:
  • Describe the idea. I have three ideas. The first idea that I had was a dipstick. Since you can never get the bottom of the lipstick or chapstick I decided that I would make
  • Include at least 3 links to sites you looked at to determine the originality of your idea
  • For each site, explain what you discovered
Ex. Our first idea is to develop a bowl that young kids cannot spill easily.
The first site I went to www.kidsbowls.com and found a flat, plate-like mat that sticks to the table and does not move. My idea is three-dimensional and includes a bowl. However, I like the thought of adding a mat to my bowl to make it steadier.
The second site …..
The third site …….

Planning

  • Use your research to choose the invention you like best. How did the research help your team decide which invention you wanted to bring to life?
  • Who can you talk to if you need help to solve problems & build your final product?
  • What materials do you need to build your invention or prototype?
  • Where do you plan to get those materials?
  • How are you keeping the cost of your device low?
  • What are the steps needed to build your invention?
  • How will you test your invention?
  • How can you be sure your invention is safe?

Timeline:

February
  • Week of 5th - Work Day (Wed. 7th & Thurs. 8th)
  • Week of 12th- Work Day (Fri. 16th)

March
  • Week of 26th - Work Day (Fri. 2nd)

  • Week of 5th - Work Day (Fri. 9th)
  • Week of 12th - Work Day (Thurs. 15th & Fri. 16th) Final Invention due Wednesday 14th
  • Week of 19th - Final Presentations start Tuesday 19th

April
  • Shark Tank Presentations of top winners from each class on Thursday, April 13th

Developing & Testing:

  • List each step you take to build your invention & the date you worked on each task.
  • Include pictures as you work.

Materials & Expenses:

  • Keep a detailed list of all materials used & how much each item cost or where you got it from.

Thinking it Over Questions:

  • What new skills did you learn while creating your invention?
  • What changes did you make in your original plan?
  • Who helped you and what did they do?
  • What sources of information helped you with your invention?
  • How did you test your invention?
  • If you could start over, what would you do differently? Would you change your design/materials/size/etc.?

Shark Tank Preparation


Presentation (Maximum time 5 min)

  • How do you plan to catch the judges’ attention?
  • Do you have a catchy product name?
  • Do you have a product logo? Slogan? Jingle/Song? Moto?
  • How are you packaging your product? Is it attractive?
  • What type of display do you plan to for your presentation?
  • Can you demonstrate your product or give our samples?
  • What do you plan to say? Remember to discuss:
    • Cost of making the product.
    • Time needed to produce the product.
    • How much you plan to sell your product for?
    • What is your prediction for how much money this product can make over time?
    • How much money are you asking the SHARKS to invest? What will you use this money for?
    • How do you plan to promote your product to others?
    • What need does it serve? What problem does it solve?
    • Who is your audience? Who will buy this product?
    • Who is going to speak? What role will each person play in your presentation?
    • What do you plan to wear for your presentation?