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Machines help us move forward
Technology is key for human development since it meets all of our needs and helps us in our everyday lives. All of our needs? Always?
This learning unit invites students to reflect over progress, technology and the relation between them. Through three familiar cartoon characters the idea of a not always logical correlation between both concepts is raised, making students understand that the way we use technology is as important as technology itself.
The related activities stimulate the student´s manual, cognitive and creative skills and favor learning through reasoning and experimentation, that directly involves the student in the acquisition of new knowledge.
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- Introduces the new technologies and types of machines in everyday life (transportation, communication...) as well as observes the benefits and progress they provide to humanity
- Presents the benefits and risks of new technologies, promoting the responsible use of ICT
- Teaches efficiency in the use of machinery to facilitate human work and save energy and resources
- Presents an activity for building a telegraph in which manual and cognitive skills are developed by understanding its operation, and reviews the basics of communication
- There are various activities that can be performed individually or in groups, encouraging collaboration and communication and the interaction with the environment
- Promotes the development of critical thinking and reasoning skills
- Motivates students as they learn in a dynamic and fun way
Project to build a telegraph and play with it
Find all the hidden words
How many mobile phones per 100 people?
Testing your knowledge
Interactive notebook on machines and technology
Print about the uses of machines
Machines may help us or not, depending on their use
Meet Rokobot, a machine with a screw loose
Project. Simulation and debate activity