What’s included in this module?
|Teacher resources||7 x lesson plans|
6 x presentations
6 x teacher’s notes
1 x facilitator’s guide
3 x activity sample answers
|Learner resources||10 x supporting resources |
1 x article
7 x worksheets
1 x sample answers
2 x student notes
|Projects – experiments||1 x Biomimicry Design Challenge|
Module key questions
- What is “design” and what do designers do?
- What is “design thinking”?
- How can biomimicry enhance design thinking and lead to more sustainable design solutions?
- How do innovators develop design solutions using biomimicry?
- What problem do we want to solve?
- How can we learn from nature to solve our problem?
- What is the best way to share our solutions?
|Grade | Ages||Grade 10-11 | 15-17 years|
|CAPS subject||Life Sciences / Physical Sciences / Chemistry / Design|
|Sub-topics||Design thinking |
Patterns and solutions in nature
Engineering / bio-engineering
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 with an appropriate United Nations Sustainable Development Goal(s).