Students will empathise from multiple perspectives to develop awareness, appreciation and understanding of threats to biodiversity and the effects of urbanisation and population growth. They will have an opportunity to work with real world data, conduct fieldwork and contribute to citizen science. Students will think creatively to generate ideas and use critical thinking and problem solving to produce prototypes that consider factors such as materials, production processes, cost, safety and sustainability/environment.
Students will be introduced to a range of prototyping technologies and techniques such as 3D modelling, digital sketching and drawing, microcomputers and coding, app development, carboard prototyping and sensor technology. The program concludes with students pitching their design solution to a wider audience and receiving valuable feedback on their product and process.
- Explain the impacts of urbanisation and population growth on biodiversity
- Collaborate effectively to create solutions to identified problems
- Consider a range of tools, technologies and specialist equipment
Three Day Program Schedule
Technology Skill Ups Available
Microcontrollers are widely used to power small form factor devices. This skill up will introduce students to microcontrollers and how to program them to suit their functional requirements.
Computer Aided Design
3D Modelling using industry current software to design virtual prototypes prior to physical production using 3D Printers or Computer Numeric Control machines
From automatic doors to step counters, sensor technology is widely used across society. The sensor technology skill up will provide the skills required to create fixed or wearable sensor devices to meet the determined design requirements.
Mobile App Development
Introduction to mobile app design fundamentals including planning for an app, creating layouts, considering the user experience and prototyping functionality