In this engaging design thinking adventure, students utilise STEM skills and creative thinking to research, design and build prototypes of the underwater house of the future!
After researching the effects of climate change on people throughout the world, learners narrow their focus to tackle an aspect of designing underwater that grabs their imaginations. They utilise design thinking to ideate, prototype and test, conducting experiments along the way and applying their findings about the properties of water to their work.
The unit includes six modules with flexible time constraints, meaning teachers can implement the unit in as little as six class periods or as many as six weeks. At every stage, learners draw on creativity and collaboration as they build STEM skills while completing fun activities that meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum: English and Technologies content descriptions for Years 5 and 6.
Packed with engaging projects, experiments and opportunities to reflect, Could You Live Underwater?: A Design Thinking and STEM Curriculum Unit for Curious Learners invites students to engage with issues they care about while building the skills they need for the future.