SUMMER CHALLENGE – IDEA CHALLENGE

Online Pitch Guidelines

Rules
  • All pitches must include Introduction: solution name, inventor’s name, grade, and country.
  • The pitch should be no longer than 3 minutes.
  • The pitch should cover all the invention process outlined in the criteria.
  • The pitch must address the originality of your solution and the research you have done to discover what makes your solution an original or an improvement on a product that already exists.
  • Student/team will use and/or reference presentation slides during their pitch.
Helpful Hints
  • Begin with introductions. Each student should introduce their name, grade, country, and name of their solution.
  • Be sure to talk about significant aspects from identifying a problem on a rainy day to generating a solution from all possible solutions.
  • Your pitch must address the originality of your solution and the research you have done to discover what makes your solution an original or an improvement on a product that already exists. What challenges did you encounter? What research did you do? Read the rubric carefully to make sure you address all criteria!

You may also want to talk about:

  • How did you come up with the problem on a rainy day?
  • What people, situations, or conditions does this problem affect?
  • What is the result you are trying to achieve?
  • What are some other possible solutions you considered? How did you decide your final solution? How did you come up with the solution?
  • What research did you do to see if this solution had been done before? How is your solution different from and better than other existing solutions? Who did you talk to? Where did you look? What websites or other resources did you search?
  • What is the function of your solution?
  • How will your solution solve the problem? How will it help others?
  • What techniques might be in your solution?
  • Who helped you with the solution, and what did they help you do?
  • Any other information about the solution that will help explain it, what it does, or why it is good.
Frequently asked questions during Q&A
  • What problem are you trying to solve with this solution?
  • How does your solution work?
  • Who are you trying to help with this solution?
  • Does your solution help the world or just a few people?
  • What impact on the environment do you think your solution will have?
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