Archer Inventors Summer Project 2015
You are going to develop an invention for tomorrow's world. You will be given 6 invention categories in this booklet to choose
from. You will need to produce a thorough and detailed project about your idea.
Your main tasks will involve:
Researching your idea.
Using surveys to find out about your target market.
Presenting and analysing your findings using various methods of data presentation.
Creating a final design brief.
Presenting your idea through an extended piece of persuasive writing.
Evaluating the success of your work.
The final piece of work should be submitted as a project in a clearly labelled folder with your name and tutor group.
The best entries will be awarded prizes and one project from each tutor group will be put into the grand Archer
Inventors final. In this competition, you will be given the chance to pitch your ideas to our Archer Dragons to convince
them to invest money into your design. A final prize will be awarded for the winner in year 7 and the winner in year 8.
This piece of work is compulsory and must be submitted to form tutors on Monday 7th September for year 9 and
Tuesday 8th September for year 8.
To work on a high quality thematic project showing evidence of research, analysis and evaluation.
To enhance your creativity and independent learning skills through the development of your own innovative
invention for tomorrows world.
To apply numeracy and literacy skills that have been developed across this year.
To be successful you must: Fully complete each section as instructed.
Organise your work appropriately to show clear development of ideas.
Show high quality of presentation using QMS guidelines.
Use diagrams where appropriate to present your invention ideas.
Make sure that all diagrams have clear and appropriate titles, labels and annotations.
Show clear evidence of independent research.
Proof read your work to ensure it is communicated accurately and clearly.
Numeracy Expectations: Show appropriate questionnaire questions.
Design an appropriate capture sheet to record results.
Present graphs accurately, with clearly labelled axis and appropriate titles.
Show clear use of results when drawing conclusions and making decisions on your invention.
Literacy Expectations: Make sure that all of your ideas are explained thoroughly and clearly.
Show high levels of literacy with appropriate grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Write in clear PEE paragraphs where appropriate.
Your final project will be awarded a gold, silver and bronze level. This level will reflect how well you have met the above success criteria.
Project success criteria
Option 2: Design a new school bag
Heston Blumenthal is an amazing chef and inventor. Use
him as inspiration to design or improve a recipe. Who
knows you may awaken the chef in you!
Useful websites:Hestons giant ice cream
An article on Heston Blumenthals giant ice cream.
Chemistry in the kitchen
Videos explaining why everything in the kitchen involves chemistry.
Chemical changes in cooking
Some good examples of chemical changes in cooking.
Royal Society of Chemistry on Heston Blumenthal
An article describing some of Heston Blumenthals cooking with chemistry.http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/Issues/2005/May/Cookedtoperfection.asp
Examples of chemical reactions in the kitchen (extension)
More detailed explanation of some chemical changes in cooking.
Design your own school bag with new innovative
ideas and using SMART materials.
Think about the following:
What dont you like about your school bag?
What do you like?
How can you improve the design?
Can you use any SMART materials?
How can you make it different to the other bags?
Useful websites: https://www.rubegoldberg.com/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/re
Option 1: Design a new innovative recipe
In many countries in Africa, two out of every five people do not have access
to clean water. This increases the risk of illness caused by dehydration and
poor sanitation. A seemingly simple, plastic barrel has made it possible to
transport five-times the amount of water from a source to households, in
countries where water is not readily accessible. The Hippo Water Roller is
already in use in South America, India and 21 African countries, helping
people reallocate hours spent fetching water to hours spent in school or
completing tasks that may one day lift their families out of poverty.
Find out about the Hippo water roller;
how it works,
how you might be able to improve it,
the difference it has made in the world,
What difference has it made in the world?
What other inventions have helped change the wold in this
Use your research to improve the design of the Hippo Water
Roller, or to come up with your own invention to help improve
the quality of lives in Less Developed Countrys.
Option 3: Improve or design a better Hippo Water Roller
Option 4: Where can we go next with 3D printing?
3D printing is a recent invention that has opened
up a new world to inventors and designers all over
the world. They can be used for making anything
including printing new organs!
Find out about the different uses and come up with
your own ideas. Suggest new ways of how these
printers can be used in the future.
Useful websites: https://designmuseum.org/ http://3dprintingindustry.com/2015/02/26/12-things-we-
Design your own invention that will help develop something
in either criminology or medicine.
Inventions dont always have the uses that we expect. Use
the websites to research how new inventions in criminology
have helped solve crimes.
You can also use the last link to find out about the
unexpected turns that inventions have lead us through.
Useful Websites: http://www.livescience.com/33749-top-10-inventions-changed-
Option 5: New inventions in criminology and/or medicine.
Other useful websites links to get your started:
Option 6: Your own invention.
After conducting initial research you may have an
interesting idea of your own. The websites below
might help to spark an idea.
Your idea must be something that will prove useful in
Once you have chosen your design, you should complete all of the following activities.