Teaching overview

Learning points

  • Engineers are testing a new, high-speed mode of transport called Hyperloop.
  • The way ladybirds fold their wings could influence the design of folding equipment, such as satellites and umbrellas.
  • Scientists are developing a type of food that changes shape when dipped into water, which could reduce the amount of packaging it needs.

Curriculum keywords

  • Transport
  • STEM
  • Animals
  • Environment

Spark a discussion

  • What is Hyperloop?
  • Why are scientists studying the way ladybirds fold their wings?
  • Why could pasta that changes shape be good news for the environment?

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