Skillbuilder:Problem Solving

Barbie's Dream Phone

Effort: 10 minutes

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If Barbie can create her own dream house, then we should be able to create our own dream phones!

Did you know that the cellphone was first invented way back in 1973 by a Motorola engineer named Dr. Martin Cooper? He made the first ever cellphone call in history from New York City. Back then, the phone weighed a whopping two pounds, had a 30-minute battery life, and cost $4,000. #Gulp

The first touchscreen “smart” phone didn’t hit the market until 1994, and in the 2000s and beyond, we’ve seen things like AI used to help people take better photos, facial recognition for phone screen unlocks, and more. But what about your generation? What’s the next big thing you want to see from your phone?

Your Turn to Innovate: Now, let’s think about the future! What groundbreaking innovation can you envision for cell phones? Perhaps it’s a battery that charges instantly, a holographic display, or a device that seamlessly integrates with our environment. Dream big, because the next smartphone revolution might just start with your idea. 🚀📱

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