Modules

  • 4 Lessons

    A Breath of Fresh Air

    Learners apply their knowledge to design a living, hanging green wall. Through this project, learners gain a deeper understanding of air quality, air pollution and the impacts of low-quality air on our health. 

    The living wall projects act as one solution (of many) for improved air quality within school spaces. 

  • 3 Lessons

    Air all around us

    In this module, students discover that air is everywhere, and they explore that explore the fact that most living things on Earth depend upon it for their very existence. Students get to use their senses and observe air through visual and hands-on activities.

  • 5 Lessons

    Biomimicry and Biology

    Biomimicry is an ever-evolving and fascinating field of study which aims to extract inspiration from Nature through form, function and design. This module challenges the scientist, designer and biologist in your learners by immersing them in challenging activities that blend the worlds of biomimicry and biology together. Biomimicry will change the way you and your learners perceive nature and natural solutions.  

  • 5 Lessons

    Biomimicry and Chemistry

    This module brings the exciting topic of research and application of Biomimicry into the finite world of Chemistry. Learners are engaged with fascinating topics, challenges and developments that combine the sciences. 
    Based in design thinking, this module also challenges the creative minds of the learners in developing and brainstorming solution-based ideas to real-world challenges. 
    Biomimicry has been a part of human society for ages, even though we may not be aware of it. We are only now unpacking the fine-tuned brilliance that nature has to offer us. 

  • 5 Lessons

    Biomimicry and Physics

    Biomimicry is an ever-evolving and fascinating field of study which aims to extract inspiration from Nature through form, function and design. This module challenges the scientist, designer and physicist in your learners by immersing them in challenging activities that blend the worlds of biomimicry and the physical sciences together. 

    Biomimicry will change the way you and your learners perceive nature and natural solutions.  

  • 7 Lessons

    Biomimicry Design Challenge

    Design thinking is an integral component of many innovative fields of work and research and is a core component of our progression of intelligence and innovation. Design lies all around us, often unbeknown to most of us. What most of us don't see is the process-driven thought and observation that goes into designing even the smallest item.

    This module blends the field of design with the wonderful and wide world of nature and more specifically, biomimicry, to bring a design-centred project that challenges learners to observe and extract inspiration from natural patterns and processes to be moulded into innovative ideas.

    This module is more relevant than ever to the learners wanting to make effective differences in the way we live our lives. 

  • 3 Lessons

    Bodies in Motion

    The act of getting from A to B has evolved tremendously over time. Transportation is introduced to the learners in this module in wonderful ways. A large focus is placed on human-powered transport methods such as walking and cycling which promote a healthy lifestyle. 
    This module shows the young learners that transport can be healthy, fun and effective. 

  • 4 Lessons

    Brainstorming a Variety of Solutions

    In this module, students begin generating solutions to the design question they explored in Module 3. They look at several ideas from different perspectives, examining the assumptions and beliefs they bring to those ideas. Students organize their ideas around themes and pick one as the design solution that best fits their priorities. Then they make their design solution idea more tangible with a sketch, talking points, and quick model. Students refine and improve their solution idea by soliciting feedback from their peers.
  • 4 Lessons

    Changing Climates – Grades 11-12

    Lessons will examine some of human activities which led to global warming, exploring the cause and effect of climate change and focusing on environmental effects. Students will explore the impact of climate change on human and non-human communities, developing critical thinking and empathy whilst discussing the politics and emotions of climate change, helping move from anxiety to empowerment.

  • 4 Lessons

    Changing Climates – Grades 3-4

    Lessons will introduce simple ideas surrounding the cause & effect of climate change to allow pupils to develop a basic understanding of fossil fuels and greenhouse gases. Pupils will explore some of the impacts of climate change on human and non-human communities, building empathy and understanding ways to work together and take action to inspire positive change.

  • 4 Lessons

    Changing Climates – Grades 5-6

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  • 4 Lessons

    Changing Climates – Grades 7-8

    Lessons will engage in the science and emotions of climate change allowing students to understand cause and effect and the effects of human activities on the environment.

    They will explore the impacts of climate change on human and non-human communities, developing critical thinking and building empathy whilst exploring individual and collective actions to inspire positive change.

  • 4 Lessons

    Changing Climates – Grades 9-10

    Lessons will explore the cause and effect of climate change, focusing on the effects of particular human activities on the environment.
    Students will explore the impacts of climate change on human and non-human communities, developing critical thinking and building empathy whilst engaging in individual and collective actions to inspire positive change and move from anxiety to empowerment

  • 4 Lessons

    Changing Climates: Grade 1 & 2

    Lessons will introduce learning about the cause & effect of climate change, exploring some of the science and relating it to local contexts. Students will understand the impact of climate change on human and non-human communities and engage with the values and emotions that we are all experiencing, helping to inspire positive actions and empowerment moving forward.

  • 4 Lessons

    Choosing and Refining a Solution

    In this module,students take their chosen design solution to another level by assessing its strengths and weaknesses against the triple-bottom line, by creating a business model to describe their fine-tuned plan, by prototyping and iterating, and then by creating a strategic action plan. With continuous feedback from their stakeholders, this module helps convert their idea into reality and prepares them to begin sharing and selling their solutions in the final module.
  • 3 Lessons

    Clean Air Guardians

    In this module, students are taught the importance of personal health and wellbeing and explore how polluted air can affect your health in the long term. Air is not visible and students learn that pollution is therefore not visible with the naked eye. Students learn how to advocate for clean air and brainstorm ways they can lessen their impact on overall air pollution.

  • 3 Lessons

    Earth Waters Our Lives

    This module introduces the learners to the most important resource available to us - Water. Without this resource, life as we know it will cease to exist. It rejuvenates, replenishes and upholds the systems that maintain our ecosystem functioning and livelihood. 
    This module brings learners into this world through practical activities whereby they explore the importance of sustaining our water resources as well as some of the consequences of poor management. But most of all, this module teaches us to value water as a resource. 

  • 3 Lessons

    Energy in Action

    This module is designed to provide a practical and engaging framework upon which learners can better understand energy; the various forms of energy and ways in which we can conserve energy in our communities. 
    Engaging our youth in vital topic such as this one are vital to the sustainable future we strive for. 

  • 3 Lessons

    Energy is Everywhere

    The sources of energy that we rely on will one day run dry. This hard fact will have to force us to seek alternative sources of energy for the daily lifestyles we choose. 
    This module showcases the various types of energy available to us and irons out which ones we need to start relying on more vs. the ones that we need to move on from. 
    Through practical and engaging activities, learners get to learn more about the world of energy. 

  • 4 Lessons

    Exploring the Issue at Greater Depth

    The purpose of this module is for students to explore in greater depth the design problem that interests them. Continue to encourage students to avoid thinking of solutions - that will happen in the next module. For now, they are looking at various aspects and angles of the problem itself to form a better understanding of the problem and to develop empathy for people who are affected by it. Students participate in various activities and conduct research to better understand the problem, to gain insights and build empathy with stakeholders, and to investigate existing design solutions.