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Coming up with an idea

Checkpoint 1:

Evaluate your ideas

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Let's brainstorm some ideas you're interested in exploring. Once you have multiple ideas you're going to converge on one idea to explore for this project. List the ideas you came up with in the first column below and determine if each idea meets specific criteria:

- useful: does it solve a real problem? - skill-aligned: are there Sora skills that could be applied to this idea? - feasible: is the idea doable within the timeframe? - appealing: is the idea something you're really curious about? Pick your final idea by checking the "Selected" box.

My Idea Matrix

Ideasusefulskill-alignedfeasibleappealingSelected
plants (herbs)
yes
yes
yes
yes
painting (water colors)
baking
criminology

Final Idea

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After you check the "Selected" checkbox for an idea in the table above, your final idea appears here. This is the idea you will focus on for the rest of the project cycle.

My Idea Matrix

Guiding Question or Challenge Statement

What is the one question which will guide this process of discovery and work? Or, what challenge will you be attempting to complete? For example: How does rock music effect the brain?

Write your guiding question here...

Selecting Skills

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This is the list of all skills available. Check off "Interested" for skills that you plan to acquire while working on this project. You can also use "Search" button to search for skills by name.

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Project Skills

Communication
Active Listening
Analytical Reading
Analyzing Multimedia
Selected
Argumentation
Character Development
Citing Sources
Concise Writing
Correct Punctuation
Critical Reading
Grammar
Informative Writing
Inspiration
Leading Group Discussion
Narrative
Primary Source Analysis
Public Speaking
Research
Resource Allocation
Revisions
Sourcing and Integration
Storytelling
Themes or Tropes
World Literature Analysis
Writing Techniques
Written Flow
Life Skills
Accountability
Autonomy
Emotional Intelligence
Empathy
Habit Formation
Motivation
Punctuality
Stress Management
Time Management
Design and Creation
Brainstorming
Framing
MVP
Polishing
Prototyping
User Experience Design
User Interface Design
Wire-framing
Financial Literacy
Budgeting
Compound Interest
Debt
Investing
Taxes
The Only Safe Investment
Value Creation
What Money Can't Do
Math
Accuracy
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Area and Volume
Basic Operations
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Binomial Theorem
Circle Properties
Combinations
Complex Numbers
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Composition of Functions
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Congruence
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Conic Equations
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Correlation
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Cubic Functions
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Descriptive Statistics
Determining Probability
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Distributions
Exponent
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Exponential Functions
Function Operations
Function Properties
Functions
Geometric Modeling
Graphing Functions
Graphing of Sine, Cosine, and Tangent
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Inverse Functions
Law of Sines and Cosines
Logarithms
Matrices
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Mean and Standard Deviation
Numbers
Patterns
Percent
Permutations
Polar Coordinates
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Polynomial Operations
Probability
Pythagorean Theorem
Quadrants and Angles (Degrees)
Quadratic Equations
Radian Measure
Radians
Rational Numbers
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Regression
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Rigid Motion and Shape Transformations
Roots
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Sampling Bias
Scalars
Scientific Notation
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Similarity
Simplify Expressions
Solve Linear Equations
Solve Systems of Equations
Solving Real World Problems using the Sine and Cosine Functions
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Special Right Triangles
The Unit Circle
Transforming the Sine and Cosine Graph
Triangle Properties
Trigonometric Ratios
Understanding Data
Variables
Vectors
Why Calculus?
Science
Amino Acids
Atomic Properties
Biodiversity
Bulk Appearance of Particles
Carbon Cycle
Carrying Capacity
Chemical Equilibrium
Components of Evolution
Composition Changes in Atom
Conservation of Mass in Chemical Reaction
Continents
Coulomb's Law
DNA
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DNA Lab
Earth's Core
Earthquakes
Effects of Molecular Structure
Electromagnetism
Elements from Stars
Energy from Chemical Reaction
Energy Transfer
Energy Transfer in Ecosystem
Energy Types
Entropy
Environment Effect on Ecosystem
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Evolution
Factors in Rate of Reaction
Food Becomes Energy
Force and Energy
Gene Mutations
Genetics
Homeostasis
Humans Affect Climate
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Minimizing Force
Mitosis
Multicellular Organisms
Natural Climate Change
Natural Selection
Newton's First Law
Newton's Second Law
Newton's Theory of Gravity
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Newton's Third Law
Orbital Mechanics
Periodic Table
Photosynthesis
Planet Formation
Sexual Reproduction
Star Energy
Star Lifespan
The Big Bang Theory
Total Energy
Volcanic Activity
Water
Wave and Particle
Wave Characteristics and Energy
Waves in Computers
Social Studies
13 Colonies
20th Century Africa
95 Theses
African Slave Trade in the US
Agrarian Societies in Africa
Ancient African Kingdoms
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Greece
Australia and the Pacific Islands
Aztec Empire
Beginning of the Universe
Britain's Control of North America
Cambrian Explosion
Chinese Dynasties
Christianity
Christianity to Europe
Civil Rights Movements
Colonialism in Africa
Declaration of Independence
Development of Agriculture
Early Agrarian Civilizations
Early Asian Agrarians
Early Asian Nomads
Early Cities
Early European Society
Early Human Migration
Early Humans
Early Life on Earth
Early Middle-Eastern Agrarian Societies
Early North Americans
Early South Americans
Early Universe
End of World War 1
Europe Discovering the Americas
European Contact with South America
European Involvement in Asia
Fall of the Roman Empire
First Africans
First Europeans in North America
Foreign Religions in West Asia
French Revolution
Growth of the EU
Hunter Gatherers
Inca Empire
Independent Asia
Indian Dynasties
Industrial Revolution
Interwar Germany
Islam and Islamic Civilization
Islam in Africa
Islamic Golden Age
Isolated Asia
Judaism
Kingship
Making of the Modern Middle East
Mass Extinctions
Mesopotamian Civilizations
Modern African Empires
Mongolian Empire
Native American Lifestyle
NATO
Nuclear Bombing of Japan
Olmecs/Mayan Empire
Origin Stories
Other Conditions
Other Culture
Other Religion
Phoenicians
Postclassical African Empires
Revolutionary War
Roman Republic
Russian Revolution
Slave Trade and Africa
Slavery and the Civil War
South American Debt Crisis
South American Independence
Spanish Colonialism
Spread of Islam in Europe
Start of World War 2
Starting World War 1
Symbolic Language
The Black Death
The Crusades
The East-West Schism
The Enlightenment
The Great Depression
The Hundred Years' War
The Industrial Revolution
The Louisiana Purchase
The Missouri Compromise
The Nuclear Era
The Persian and Ottoman Empires
The Renaissance
The Westward Expansion
Trade and Centralization of Power
Transformation of Japan
US Constitution
US in the Korean War
US in World War 1
US Joining World War 2
War on Terror
Worldwide Conflicts
Philosophy Logic and Ethics
Aesthetics
Consciousness
Epistemology
Ethics
Fallacies
Logic
Metaphysics
The Philosophy of Technology