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  • Teach Design Thinking with Makers Empire

Design Thinking Thought Leadership

Be inspired by our expert learning team as they share the latest on Design Thinking

Lesson Plan Library with 130+ Lesson Plans

Aligned to Australian Common Core Standards, Australian Curriculum, Next Generation Science Standards

    • ENTREPRENEURS UNITED

    • Grade/s: 7, 8
    • Subject/s: Tech., Economics
    • Type: Lesson Plan

    Students investigate the attributes and skills of successful entrepeneurs. They use design thinking processes to plan an entrepeneurial venture and develop 3D printed prototypes of their ideas.

    • BUILDING RENOVATIONS

    • Grade/s: 7
    • Subject/s: Maths, Engineering
    • Type: Unit Plan

    Students design a 3D model of a house. They are then required to make renovations to their house design by making selected geometric changes to their houses.

    • DESIGN A PRODUCT

    • Grade/s: 6
    • Subject/s: Technologies
    • Type: Lesson Plan

    In this lesson, students will learn how to design, make and sell a 3D printed product. A great exercise for students to learn about product design, prototyping, entrepreneurship and marketing.

    • NATURAL DISASTERS

    • Grade/s: 6
    • Subject/s: Science, Technologies
    • Type: Lesson Plan

    Students identify and study problems caused by natural disasters. They devise solutions to these problems and then design and 3D print their practical remedies.

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Design Thinking Competitions

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  • Winners of the Flushed Away Design Thinking Competition

    Every month, Makers Empire runs an in-app competition so that students can test their Design Thinking and 3D design skills against their peers from all over the world. We are glad to announce the winners of Makers Empire's Design Thinking competition from November: Flushed Away. November 19th was World Toilet Day so we challenged students...

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  • Winners of the Spooktacular Design Thinking Competition

    Every month, Makers Empire runs an in-app competition so that students can test their Design Thinking and 3D design skills against their peers from all over the world. We are glad to announce the winners of Makers Empire's Design Thinking competition from October: Spooktacular. In this competition, students were challenged to design the spookiest, kookiest,...

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  • Makers Empire X Toyota Dream Car Competition

    Makers Empire is partnering with our friends at Toyota Australia for their 14th annual Dream Car Competition. [su_spacer size="30"] The Toyota Dream Car Competition [su_row][su_column size="1/3" center="no" class=""][/su_column] [su_column size="1/3" center="no" class=""][/su_column][su_column size="1/3" center="no" class=""][/su_column][/su_row] [su_row][su_column size="1/3" center="no" class=""][/su_column] [su_column size="1/3" center="no" class=""][/su_column][su_column size="1/3" center="no" class=""][/su_column][/su_row] The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is a chance...

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