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Explore factors that can affect the success of your solution.

Explore these resources to learn more about identifying problems and building solutions.

Identifying Problems

Global Problems: Use these resources to learn about the big problems facing the world. These problems are too big to solve with one product, but this is a good place to start. Web Link - UN Sustainable Development Goals or Web Link - Ideas for Student Action

Your Community: We are all members of several communities, including your geographic communities (like cities and neighborhoods), your cultural communities (like family, gender, and ethnicity), and communities of people who share your interests (like school clubs, fan groups, or sports teams).  

Ideas to Get Started: Use these resources to learn about how students like you have tackled important social problems: Web Link - Do - Who We Are and Web Link - Design for Change .

Building Solutions

The Design Process: Use this resource to learn about the design process and how it can help you build your solution: Web Link - Kid Engineer: Bike Trailer

Prototyping: Use these resources to learn about how 3D modeling software can help you design your solution: Web Link - How To: Basic 3D Design using Tinkercad and Web Link - Tinkercad - Join

Packaging your Product for Shipping

Designing Your Shipping Container: Use this resource to learn more about designing a package for shipping your product: Web Link - Functions of packaging

Planning How Much Material to Use: Use this resource to learn more about using nets to find the surface area of your shipping container: Article - Surface Area and Nets