• 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. 

  • 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 – Gender and Climate Change

    These lessons explore the interconnectedness of gender inequalities and climate change which at first glace are seemingly separate entities, but upon closer glace, are far ore connected than we think. Learners will be exposed to the severe gender inequalities which exist within all levels and contexts of society in South Africa. They will explore this inequality through the lens of climate change, illustrating the fact that there will be a gender differentiated impact of climate change between men and women. Through the module, learners will activate their role as agents of awareness within their contexts by creating informative awareness posters deigned to educate readers on persisting gender-climate issues.

  • 5 Lessons

    Not on Our Soil – Youth and Climate Change

    These lessons explore the ideas and feelings of the youth towards climate change and what it feels like being young in the 21st Century. With climate change being a significant contributor to anxiety and eco-anxiety among youth, the importance of activating and empowering youth becomes vital. These lessons showcase the relationship youth have with the fight against climate change and empower students to be active citizens in this journey. A central component of this module is the focus on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and its benefits as a framework for sustainable development. But most of all, this module aims to bring the voice of the youth to the surface in addressing past, current and forecasted impacts pf climate change. 

  • 4 Lessons

    School Air Audit

    This module involves active research and development from its participants as they are responsible for conducting an air audit on their school. Through this activity, learners will be exposed to a variety of factors relating to air quality and its impact on our health. 

    The module ends with the solution-ideas being pitched to school management - a catalyst for learner-centered solutions. 

  • 4 Lessons

    School Energy Audit

    In this module, students explore green energy in their school and discuss the benefits of a campus energy audit. Students investigate how energy is used around the school and document energy-intensive appliances. Students, need to compile, gather and align their data in a useful format to help them analyze the data efficiently. After analyzing, they reflect on its importance and begin considering ideas for improving energy usage on campus. 

  • 4 Lessons

    School Food Audit

    In this module, students explore and analyze ways to improve school food systems. Students are put to the test when gathering and compiling data and have to present findings to the class and get their audit evaluated by peers and teachers. Students then practice their communication skills by presenting their data in interesting, relevant, and visually appealing ways.

  • 4 Lessons

    School Public Spaces Audit

    This unique module sees its participants completing a public spaces audit of their school. This challenging idea sparks the creative side of the learners by immersing them in the topics of spatial design, design thinking and sustainable intelligence. 

    This module enlightens us as to how effective our spaces actually are/aren't. 

  • 4 Lessons

    School Transport Audit

    This four-lesson module inspires learners on what a 'green school' might look like and helps generate ideas on how they can implement strategies to reduce their campus footprint by improving campus transportation. 

  • 4 Lessons

    School Waste Audit

    As part of the Eco-audit packages, this module actively involves the learners in school life by challenging them with a school waste audit, a relevant and applicable project that engages your learners in many subjects and topics. 
    This module will bring relevancy and application to your school environment whilst making the learners an active component of the process. 
    By the end of this module, your learner swill be able to give well-thought out and researched recommendations to school management regarding the manner in which waste is management on campus. 

  • 4 Lessons

    School Water Eco-Audit

    This module challenges the learners to conduct a School Water Eco-Audit. This process involves a scientific approach to collecting, analysing and presenting key data and recommendations to school management with the challenge of better managing the school's water consumption. 
    Relevant and exciting, this project poses just the challenge needed for future generations. 

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