Invention Lesson Plans for Grades K-12
Lesson 8: Test & Survey
You may love your idea for your solution, but what do other people think about it? It is important to get feedback about your idea. You can do this in two ways:
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Be sure to share your PROBLEM STATEMENT and SOLUTION before you get feedback on your idea. It is important to talk to several people to get a variety of opinions.
Review the feedback you receive and brainstorm ways to incorporate it into your solution.
Create another prototype with these new ideas.
As your team finalizes your invention idea, you will need to test your ideas by gathering feedback from your specific users, also known as a target market - the people that would likely use the product. (This may include peers, teachers, parents, neighbors, etc).
Now let's use what you have learned to review an example of student survey. This team wanted to create an updated desk to better accommodate the items they use in school. Analyze the survey written by this team:
Now it's your turn to write your survey questions and answer options using the Student Survey Graphic Organizer.
Obtaining Feedback - Survey
You will use the Student Survey Graphic Organizer to help your team gather data
Each team will develop a minimum of 5 survey questions. Each team member will be required to interview at least 3 persons, and take notes on their responses. Once your survey is completed, you will meet with your team to analyze the results, and summarize them in a Word Document.
Using your data, you will create a graph or interview analysis that will be part of your final Tri Board presentation.
The data your team collects will help you to adjust your ideas and help explain your team's design process to the judges in the competition.
You can create your own survey using one of the following options:
Microsoft Forms or Google Forms
Printed Survey and enter data onto EXCEL chart
Helpful hint: Carefully consider your questions and answer choices. Will the answers give you insights in to the needs of your user? Give you insights into the design choices they prefer?
1. Have a teacher review your survey before finalizing.
2. Once your survey is complete, click on the Settings icon and make sure ALL boxes are unchecked and the recipient does not need to log in to take the survey.
3. Click Send to get a link to share.
4. Copy the link and share with your teacher/survey pool.