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Finding Opposite Objects

Is called an object, such as a house. It is necessary to name as many other objects as possible, opposing it, while it is necessary to focus on the various features of the subject and systematize its opposites (antipodes) in groups. For example, in this case, the barn (opposite in size and comfort), field (open or closed space), train station (someone else's or their premises), etc. The winner is the one who indicated the largest number of groups of opposing objects, clearly arguing with the answers.

The task is aimed at comparing objects, searching for object properties.

Search for items by specified characteristics

Students are invited to name as many items as possible, having a given set of characteristics and in this sense similar to two or three subjects, given as an illustration. For example, it says: "Name objects that combine the fulfillment of two opposite functions. For example, door (it closes and opens the door), switch (it lights, and extinguishes the light). The answers can be trivial (water tap), can be farther (hand: and beats, and strokes). The winner is the one who gave the most unanswered answers. "

The task makes it easy to find analogies between different objects and phenomena.

Searching for connecting links

Two items are specified, for example shovel and car. It is necessary to name objects that are, as it were, a bridge between the first and the second. The items to be named must have a clear logical connection with both of the given objects. For example, in this case, it could be an excavator (similar to a shovel for a function, and the car is part of the same group of "vehicles"), worker (he digs a shovel and is also the owner of the car). It is allowed to use two or three connecting links ( shovel-wheelbarrow-trailer-car ). Particular attention is paid to a clear justification and disclosure of the content of each link between neighboring elements of the chain. The one who gave more reasoned solutions will win.

The task allows you to easily establish links between objects and phenomena.

Superfluous word exception

Take any three words, for example, "dog", "tomato", "sun". It is necessary to leave only those words that denote something similar in something, and one "excess" a word that does not have this feature should be deleted. You should find as many options as possible to exclude a superfluous word, and most importantly - more features that combine each remaining pair of words and are not inherent in the excluded, "superfluous" word. Without neglecting the obvious options (exclude "dog", and "tomato" and "sun" leave, because they are round), it is advisable to look for non-standard, but at the same time witty solutions.

The task teaches classifications but properties.

Ways of using the object

A well-known object is called, for example, a book. It is necessary to name as many different ways of its application as possible: the book can be used as a stand for the projector, it can cover from the prying eyes of paper on the table, etc. It is necessary to introduce a prohibition on the naming of immoral, barbarous ways of using the object. The winner is the one who will indicate the greater number of different functions of the object.

The task develops the ability to concentrate on the subject, the ability to open unexpected opportunities in it.

Definition Formulation

The object or phenomenon familiar to everyone is called (for example, a hole). It is necessary to give him the most precise definition, which necessarily included all the essential signs of this phenomenon and did not concern the nonessential ones. The winner is the one whose definition uniquely characterizes the given object, i.e. any of its kind is necessarily covered by this definition, but no other subject is suitable for it.

The task teaches clarity and harmony of thinking, independence of formulations.

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