Things to do with a paper clip


You’ve probably seen activities like this before, as many things as you can think of to do with a cabbage, a brick etc.

Apparently (or so I tell my students!) NASA use this creativity test in their selection process, I tell my students they expect at least 30 ideas.

At first this terrifies them, “we’ll never find that many”, but it also motivates them and encourages team work.

I’ve never had a class that couldn’t find thirty, and they leave the lesson with the confidence that comes from knowing they are as good as NASA technicians!


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1 Response to Things to do with a paper clip

  1. Peter Pun says:

    My old boss tried to do this at a team building day. I think you need to be the type of boss who can get people on board to make this work though!

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