Innovation - creative and critical thinking

Lessons and activity sheets

In the right-hand menu you will find several STEM-based challenge cards with ideas to test your students’ creative thinking and problem solving skills. It is recommended that these be printed and laminated. The required resources are listed on each card.

You will also find extra lesson ideas to extend the challenge card activities.

Broad learning outcomes

Participating in these STEM-based challenges will assist students in achieving the following broad learning outcomes:

  • Students will generate ideas and apply them to new situations.
  • Students will innovate with challenge constraints and limited resources.
  • Students will explore what it means to evaluate, hypothesise, explain, reason, question, infer, plan and reflect.
  • Students will work with others to create a solution to a problem.


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Extension lesson ideas