Teaching overview

Learning points

  • ESA has successfully launched the Juice satellite toward Jupiter’s icy moons.
  • Engineers have created Seawing, a kite that can pull ships and help cut emissions by a fifth.
  • Designers and biomedical engineers have created a 3-D printed arm for amputees and those with other upper limb differences.

Curriculum keywords

  • ESA
  • Seawing
  • 3-D printed arm

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Spark a discussion

Juice Blasts Off

  • What does ESA stand for?
  • Where is the Juice satellite heading for?
  • What do you think scientists will find on Jupiter’s icy moons?


  • When in use, Seawing cuts emissions from ships by how much?
  • To catch strong winds, up to what height does Seawing fly?
  • What else do you think could help reduce pollution from shipping?

3-D Printed Arm

  • How do individuals get a perfect fit for their new limb?
  • With practice, what can users do with their new limb?
  • What else do you think this kind of prosthetic technology could potentially help with?

Classroom Resources

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