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Biomimicry in Engineering (developed by TryEngineering)

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle High SchoolSecondary

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Cooperative LearningCooperative Learning Activity

TeacherTeacher

Biomimicry in Engineering
   
This lesson focuses on the concept of biomimicry and students learn how engineers have incorporated structures and methods from the living world in products and solutions for all industries. Students work in teams to develop a structure or system based on an example in nature that would help people living on the moon.
  
Learn about biomimicry.
Learn about engineering design and redesign.
Learn about patents.
Learn how engineering can help solve society’s challenges.
Learn about teamwork and problem solving.



Lesson Plan - Word doc

Student Worksheet - Word doc

 

Dispenser Designs (developed by TryEngineering)

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle High SchoolSecondary

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

Ethical UnderstandingAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

 

Cooperative LearningCooperative Learning Activity

TeacherTeacher

Dispenser Designs

This lesson explores how engineers work in a team to solve problems. Students work in teams to develop a new design for a handheld tape dispenser that can be easily operated by a person who has limited strength and only has the use of one hand.
  
Learn how user needs, materials, costs, and manufacturing processes impact the design of everyday items.
Learn about the process of product re-engineering.
Learn about patents and ethics issues.
Learn how engineering teams address problem solving.
Learn about teamwork and working in groups.

Lesson Plan - Word doc


Student Worksheet - Word doc

 

How Russia is using intellectual property as a war tactic: Community of Inquiry

High SchoolSecondary

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Ethical UnderstandingAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

PhilosophyPhilosophy

Cooperative LearningCooperative Learning Activity

 

TeacherTeacher

To conduct a Community of Inquiry, you need first to read about the process here.

 

Students

1. In pairs of students, read the following article from The Conversation 18 March 2022. You could also read the article as a class group. Read

The Conversation

2. Each pair is to write two questions about the article from each of the Question Quadrants below:  

 

Question Quadrant

3. Write up your pair's Philosophical or Inquiry questions on a whiteboard with your initials or names next to it.

4. With the teacher, collate these Inquiry questions so that the ones that are similar are bunched together. The largest bunch of similar questions is chosen to conduct a Community of Inquiry.

 

 

 

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