Brainstorming Problems

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Let’s create more ideas from our list of problems to solve!

So far, you've come up with some problems you might tackle.

Problems personal to you

Problems in your community

Let's do some brainstorming!

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Using your BRAIN to STORM a problem

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • Your team! Or you can work on your own
  • Several BIG sheets of paper
  • Different colored pencils or markers

ACTIVITY: PROBLEM MAPPING

Follow directions below
  1. Choose one of the problems you’ve written down from before.
  2. Write it down in the middle of the page.
  3. Choose a colored pen or marker. If you are working on a team, have each person take a different color.
  4. Write your thoughts and ideas as branches from the main problem.
  5. If any branches give you new ideas, write down and connect your ideas to the corresponding branch.

IF YOU ARE WORKING ONLINE

  • Use padlet.com for online problem mapping
  • Sign up (all team members) with your parents’ help
  • Create a new padlet
    (Canvas template recommended)
  • Invite team members

And then do it again!

  • Try a different problem from your team
  • Use a fresh piece of paper or a new padlet online
  • BRAINSTORM!

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Save these papers/ padlets

Think about which problems you might like to solve!