Guiding Questions for SCAMPER
· What materials or resources can you substitute or swap?
· Can you use this object somewhere else, or as a substitute for something?
· What would happen if you combined this object with something else to create something new?
Adapt or Alter:
· How could you adapt or readjust this object to serve another purpose or use?
· In what ways can this object be altered or changed?
· Can you change its function?
· What can be larger or smaller?
· What can I do to exaggerate it?
Put to Another Use:
· Can you use this object somewhere else?
· What else can you use this object for?
· How can this object be used in an unusual way?
· How could you simplify this object?
· What features, parts, or rules could you eliminate.
· What would happen if you took away some part of this object? What would you put in its place?
· Can the object be turned around?
· Can you make something go up instead of down?
· Can you rearrange one of the object’s parts?