Teaching overview

Learning points

  • A rare alpine dingo puppy has been rescued after apparently being dropped by an eagle.
  • A company is using 3D printing to build a house from natural, reusable materials.
  • Due to an unusual natural phenomenon, a beach in Finland has been covered with balls of ice which look like huge eggs.

Curriculum keywords

  • Animals
  • Conservation
  • Construction
  • Design
  • Weather
  • Phenomena

Video viewing guide

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Spark a discussion

Rare Puppy

  • How do you think dingoes are different to pet dogs?
  • Why do you think Wandi’s rescuers didn’t release him back into the wild?
  • Do you have DNA? What kinds of information does your DNA carry?

3D-Printed House

  • What advantages do you think 3D printing has over other methods of house building?
  • Why do you think the team first built smaller structures, before building a full-sized house?
  • What questions do you have about the 3D-printed house?

Ice Eggs

  • Why are the ice eggs so smooth and round?
  • Why is it relatively unusual to see ice eggs?
  • What’s the most surprising thing you’ve ever seen in nature?

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