Teaching overview

Learning points

  • Architects have designed a footbridge that can roll over 180 degrees to let boats pass underneath.
  • Rewilding of Tasmanian devils proves successful in terms of breeding and maintaining biodiversity in Australian sanctuary.
  • Brain implants help a paralyzed man to walk again.

Curriculum keywords

  • Bridge
  • Tasmanian Devils
  • Paralyzed Man Walks

This Week's Kahoot Quiz

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Spark a discussion

Rolling Footbridge

  • What is the name of the bridge?
  • How is the bridge operated?
  • Can you design your own bridge?

Rewilding Tasmanian Devils

  • Where were Tasmanian devils extinct until 2020?
  • What was the name of the very first Tasmanian devil released as part of the rewilding programme?
  • Can you think of another species that could benefit from a similar rewilding programme?

Paralyzed Man Walks

  • Where are implants placed in the patient’s body to help them to walk?
  • What can Gert-Jan Oskam now do when the implants are turned off?
  • What other types of paralysis do you think the implants could help treat?

Classroom Resources

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