Close message Scootle has stopped supporting resources that use the Adobe Flash plug-in from 18 Dec 2020. Learning paths that include these resources will have alerts to notify teachers and students that one or more of the resources will be unavailable. Click here for more info.

Search results

Listed under:  Arts  >  Design
Listed under:  Design
Interactive

Design thinking across the curriculum

This cross-curriculum resource is designed to introduce Stage 2, 3 and 4 students to the design thinking process through a series of videos and interactive activities. This resource is also downloadable as a SCORM file: the downloaded version will only work if you upload it to a webserver, such as Moodle or Canvas.

Video

Design a bridge

Do you know what civil engineers do? They design and build structures for our built environments - including bridges. Watch this video to find out what civil engineers must take into consideration when building bridges.

Online

Design dilemma

This series of lessons aims to develop awareness of the needs of diverse commuters on our public transport system. Students investigate the challenges involved in getting on and off public transport for users with additional needs, for example commuters in wheelchairs. They work collaboratively in teams to investigate possible ...

Video

Thinking about the design process

Watch as UNSW student and Blusat member William Frohlich talks about the design process. What are some of the important things to consider before you start to make a project? Why does William say it's important to be flexible with your designs? Design your own obstacle course for your family using objects from around your ...

Video

Design a treetop obstacle course

How much of Tasmania is covered in forest? Watch this video to find out! Have you ever done an obstacle course in the treetops? No? Well, join Grace and her pals as they head 20 metres up into the trees! Pay special attention to all of the obstacle course challenges they come across. After you've watched this clip, design ...

Online

Agency by Design: thinking routines

This series of four thinking routines or short mini-strategies that build design thinking capacities to look closely and reflect on the design of objects and systems, explore the complexity of design, and understand themselves as designers of their worlds.

Video

What is computer aided design?

Ever heard of computer aided design (CAD)? Evan from FIRST Robotic Competition's 3132 'Thunder Down Under' explains what CAD is and how it helps his team to design their robot. Why do you think CAD might be important in engineering?

Video

Learning from design 'mistakes'

Finding the solution to a design problem involves generating creative ways to address a need or difficulty. Design is the key and it often involves an engineer. In this clip, explore what an engineer is and what they do, and see an example of how NASA engineers might plan, create and test an idea to fix a space station.

Video

Kid architects and sustainable design

Take a look at some of the world's most amazing buildings that have been designed for many different purposes. Today, architects have to consider much more than what a building is used for and how it will look. See how young designers plan to reduce water usage in schools and homes.

Video

Design processes for building robots

If you had to build a robot, where would you start? A good place to start is by brainstorming ideas with others. Think about your objectives, then think of other factors like the resources and the time you have available to you. Next, get some pen and paper and start drawing what you think your robot should look like based ...

Video

Discovering costume design with the Queensland Ballet

Watch this clip to learn about the role of a ballet costume designer. What is the aim of a costume designer? Why is it important for costume designers to work with lighting designers and set designers?

Video

How to design and build a robot in six weeks!

Evan, a mechanical mentor for FIRST Robotic Competition's 3132 'Thunder Down Under', outlines the processes involved in designing, building and testing a robot in six weeks. What influences the team in their design and building processes? Can you think of anything else that might influence the design and build of the robot ...

Interactive

Invictus Games Sydney 2018 – Design and Technology – Stage 5

How can we make our contemporary world more inclusive? This Stage 5 Design and Technology module, Build a better world - investigating inclusive and accessible technologies and spaces, explores inventions and architectural designs that seek to improve access for those with disabilities throughout their everyday routines. ...

Video

The technology - Lights ... camera ... interaction! 2006

This is a video about the design of the 2006 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton. Steve Doran, program manager, Queen's Baton Relay, and designers Jonathan Lawson and Paul Charlwood describe some of the unique features of the baton and the technologies used in its production. The duration of the video is 1 min 43 sec.

Video

CubeSats: satellites and data collection

Launching a satellite into space has always been the purview of those with hundreds of millions of dollars to spare, but Cube Satellites have started to change all of that. Most “CubeSats” are smaller than a loaf of bread, but these innovative machines are revolutionising the way we collect data in space. What do you think ...

Video

Boats made from different materials

See how boats can be made from wood, fibreglass and aluminium. Watch film of some Aboriginal men making a bark canoe. See how a special mould is used to make boats made from fibreglass. Find out why aluminium is a useful metal for making boats.

Online

Introduction to 3D printing

This lesson plan provides a simple introduction to the design and production process of creating an familiar object using a 3D printer. The lesson is divided into three steps: introducing 3D printing, developing a graphical representation of a 3D object using design software and printing the object. The resource refers ...

Video

Materials and testing - Creating a working prototype

This is a video about the design and construction of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton. Paul Charlwood of Charlwood Design talks about the design and testing process for the baton. The duration of this video is 1 min 32 sec.

Video

How does 3D printing work?

Watch this video to learn how 3D printing works. Can you explain the steps involved in creating a 3D object? What sorts of materials can be used in 3D printing? And how is it being used in the healthcare sector?

Video

Getting your boat into shape!

A ball of plasticine sinks. Could you change its shape to make it float? Watch this clip to see some plasticine being made into different shapes. Find out which shape floats. Take a look at the shape of a motor boat. Why is it pointy at the front?