Inventor's Lab : Your Idea

OK, at this point, it's time to get your idea. Look over the RESEARCH and BRAINSTORM sections of your INVENTOR'S NOTEBOOK. Think about all the information that's in there. Start putting them together. YOUR IDEA is in there, somewhere.

If you still can't find it, don't get discouraged. Go back and try your RESEARCH and BRAINSTORM activities again. Do them over and over, and eventually you'll think of something.

When you do, congratulations! You now have something that many people never have: a good idea. This is very cool. Admire it, and brag about it to others. But remember: a good idea can always get better. It's time to refine your idea to make sure it's as good as it can be. Use these INVENTOR'S NOTEBOOK pages to help you do that. Once you've come up with your own amazing invention, you'll be ready to name it...and maybe even SELL IT!


Sketch Pages
Print lots of copies of these pages and use them to make sketches of what your idea looks like. Try doing several versions, and draw in all the details.

Things to Think About
Answering these questions will help you see what needs to change in your idea.

Make a Model
Making a model is an important part of every design.