Modules

  • 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. 

  • 4 Lessons

    Changing Climates: 11-12

    Grade 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.

  • 5 Lessons

    Not on Our Soil – Community and Climate Change

    Within the global sustainable development picture lies many contrasting contexts in which the factors that contribute to a nations development differ tremendously. South Africa's scenario is exceptionally unique, predominantly due to the high levels of inequality that exist. Hence, conversations around sustainability and sustainable development are going to differ massively from within various communities and contexts. This module challenges learners to critically think about these differences and how South African communities can start contributing to its broader sustainable development. Learners will be agents of awareness by creating an informative poster designed to educate community members on persisting issues, their complex solutions and a few organisations working within that particular issue. Through the process, learners will engage with the linkages between social, economic and environmental factors in society, which provide a basic understanding of sustainable development.

  • 5 Lessons

    Not on Our Soil – Journalism and Climate Change

    These lessons will challenge learners to think critically about their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of journalists and the field of journalism in creating meaningful social and environmental change in the context of climate change. This module introduces the looming climate crises which will have monumental and differentiated impacts across the globe within the context of journalism which is a well-documented catalyst for social, behavioural and mind-set change. Learners will soon grasp that climate journalism is an exceptionally new topic in the field of journalism as they grapple with the activity of creating a piece of climate journalism of their own in order to spread awareness and inspire action from their own communities and contexts.

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