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Seabin - War on Waste

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

Critical
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking
Personal and social capability
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Sustainability Priority

 

 

Introduction

 "Seabin was founded by two Australian surfers, Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, supported by a seed investment by Australian marine technology development company Shark Mitigation Systems, now renamed and an ASX-listed company, Smart Marine Systems.

Turton is an Australian boat builder and sailor who conceived the Seabin concept after numerous sailing trips around the world and witnessing the amount of pollution in marinas."
(Source: Business Insider)

"The Seabin, created by Australians Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, is an automated garbage bin that sits in the water of marinas, private pontoons, inland waterways, residential lakes, harbors, water ways, ports and yacht clubs. The Seabin floats on the water's surface and suck water into it, also pulling in any garbage and debris, the garbage is captured in a bag made of natural fiber, and the water is pulled into a pump located on the shore, or the dock, which separates out any oil in the water, and then pumps the clean water back into the ocean."  (Source: What's Creative)

Diagram of Seabin
 (Source: What's Creative)

1. In groups of 3 - 4 students, read the following articles and information by using the Expert Jigsaw Strategy Reading

Business Insider 22 June 2018

Seabin
Seabin Project

Seabin

Eco-Business 11 April 2018

Eco-Business
ABC News 21 December 2015

ABC News

2. Consider All Factors Analysis to find the top 5 points of interest.

3. Make a Kahoot quiz (or another quiz) about the information you have learnt.

Kahoot

4. Discussion

Class discussion:

What are the Pros and Cons of this invention?

Create a list of at least 5 items for each list.

5. Questions to Answer

  • What do you think could be added to the Seabin to aid in its development in cleaning up the marinas and waterways around the world?

  • What would you recommend to the authorities to capture and harvest the plastic (including microplastics) picked up by the Seabin?

 

 

Websites, Games & Apps

Give Me a Tall Ship

MiddleMiddle

Numeracy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy


Tall Ship


TeacherTeacher

Student teams develop research and reporting skills as they gather information about a specific type of ship and report it to the class. The class, as a whole, compares and contrasts the different ships, noting similarities and differences among ships from different historical eras and ships built for different purposes. Students use the measurements of the ships (in terms of size, weight, and water displacement) for comparison as well as the ships’ features and overall design. Students gain an appreciation that, although ships today are larger and built with different materials, the basic designs and purposes of ships are similar to those of earlier centuries.
What Floats Your Boat?

MiddleMiddle

Numeracy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy


What Floats Your Boat?


TeacherTeacher

Teaches students about load lines and cargo. Using the information from the ship reports they developed in Ships 1, they note that different types of ships can carry different amounts of cargo. They learn that overloading ships has, historically, been a dangerous practice.
Grand Designs and Great Failures

MiddleMiddle

Intercultural Understanding
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Intercultural Understanding


Grand Designs and Grand Failures


TeacherTeacher

Students apply what they have learned to develop an explanation of why two real-life ships sank (the British Titanic and the Swedish Vasa). This application of knowledge to real-life situations demonstrates to students that even good designs can fail (the Titanic) and that the solution to one problem often leads to another (the Vasa). It also demonstrates how cultural and contextual conditions can affect both engineering plans and their implementation.

Buoyant Boats

MiddleMiddle

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Boats

TeacherTeacher

Students will design and construct a boat out of aluminum foil and a few other simple materials. The boats will then be tested by floating them in a pool or sink of water, and then adding mass until they sink. While students may not be able to articulate it, they will intuitively begin to understand the scientific laws required for the design of the boat, i.e. buoyancy and Archimedes Principle. They will also explore the shapes of boats and construction techniques that may work for the boats.

Jansen V The White Star Line (the Titanic)

MiddleMiddle High SchoolSecondary

Ethical UnderstandingAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

Jensen v The White Star

TeacherTeacher

An online activity - a Mock Trial.
This activity puts the owners "The White Star" Line on trial for the death of one of the people who died on the Titanic. A US Trial and Law but still provides students with an overview of the event. Can be a 45 minute lesson or a week long one - lesson planning provided.

Solve a Problem, Build a Boat

MiddleMiddle

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

Solve a Problem, Build a Boat


TeacherTeacher

Students build a boat that will float and hold as many pennies [10 cents] as possible, then discuss the process of building the boat and relate the experience to experiences they encounter in life.
Exciting Scout Craft: Paddle Boat

PrimaryPrimary

Critical
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Paddle Boat
 

 

Did You Know?

 Australia won the 1983 Americas' Cup and out of this event came the Boxing Kangaroo icon!

 

Boxing Kangaroo
The Boxing Kangaroo at the athletes village in 2010 at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.
This icon was designed as the mascot for the Australia II challenge in the 1983 America's Cup.
The Australian Olympic Committee bought the rights to the image from Alan Bond,
who licensed it after flying it from his America's Cup-winning yacht in 1983.

 

"The 1983 America's Cup was the occasion of the first winning challenge to the New York Yacht Club, which had successfully defended the cup over a period of 132 years. An Australian syndicate representing the Royal Perth Yacht Club fielded the Australia II, skippered by John Bertrand against defender Liberty, skippered by Dennis Conner, won the match races to win the America's Cup, ending the longest winning streak in sporting history and ending U.S. domination of the racing series."
(Source: Wikipedia)
 

1983 Race 7 America's Cup Last Leg
YouTube:
https://youtu.be/8Z09v_cWpKA

Australian Story - Down by the Sea

Australian Story - Down by the Sea

Australian Story - Down by the Sea (Part 2)

Australian Story Part 2 Down by the Sea

More Resources: 1983 America's Cup

Wikipedia

AC-CLOPEDIA

 

 

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