STEAM Design Challenge:
Humans are pretty clever and they can do amazing things. Sometimes would it be useful to have an extra hand or finger? What about a tail to keep you balanced as you climb and jump? A pouch to carry all your things? Can we make the human body better in any way?
Using nature as your inspiration you can design and create something to make an everyday task easier or enable you to do extraordinary things.
Use Makedo resources and recycled materials to create a bionic enhancement.
You are an engineer looking to help improve the design of humans.
People who want to make life easier or push the boundaries of what their body can do.
Humans and animals are evolving all the time, what will be the next step?
The product will be a functioning enhancement of a body part or addition to the body.
HOW TO USE THIS PROJECT SHEET
As a class, inquire into the design problem. Use this sheet to guide students through the Makedo design thinking process to create your designs.
Work with students to inquire, generate ideas, create prototypes and test their designs.
Depending on your group’s age and ability use the “Go Further” section to extend the challenge.