Whats included in this module?
|Teacher resources||5 x lesson plans|
2 x presentations
2 x teachers notes
10 x sample answer sheets
1 x rubric
|Learner resources||5 x worksheets|
4 x supporting resource
1 x activity page
5 x supporting articles
1 x experiment
|Projects – experiments||2 x biomimicry design activities|
1 x project
1 x lab session
Module key questions
• How do adhesives work?
• How can biomimicry inspire the development of new adhesive products?
• What benefits do humans receive from coral reefs?
• How do human activities endanger coral?
• What can we learn from coral about how to build concrete?
• How can biomimicry help influence improvements in solar energy technologies?
• How do living things create materials versus how 3D printers accomplish the task?
• What is the difference between natural and synthetic polymers?
• What products could be created with a 3D printer using natural polymers to serve a valuable purpose?
• How might we learn from organisms that use anhydrobiosis to survive long periods without water?
• How could creating stable, dry vaccines have important medical and social implications?
|Grade | Ages||Grade 10 – 12 | 15-18 years|
|CAPS subject||Chemistry / Biology|
|Subject strand||Matter & material |
Life processes in plants and animals
|Sub-topics||Adhesives and material qualities |
Calcification processes and biomimetic solutions
Photosynthesis and Solar technology
This Module includes:
- Aligned content: This content is aligned with:Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). A key aspect of these modules is their flexibility and customisation across curricula, such as Cambridge and Steiner/Waldorf Education.
- A range of teaching strategies, skills and knowledge: The flow of the module has been structured using Project Based Learning and Design Thinking frameworks. A variety of pedagogical approaches are present between and within each lesson. Learners are challenged theoretically and practically through project and problem-based inquiry of real-world issues.
- Sustainable Development Goals: Each lesson is aligned to an appropriate United Nation Sustainable Development Goal(s).