Looking to improve aeroplanes, computer designs bird wing

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Genetics

Chemical Sciences – Materials

Physical Sciences – Forces

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion

Years: 4, 5, 7, 10

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Word Count: 512

Using big data and supercomputing results in potentially much more efficient aircraft components. This intriguing article could be used to discuss biomimicry with students as well as provide them with a practical application of technologies dependence on scientific understanding. It would be most suited to Biological, Chemical and Physical sciences for years 4, 5, 7, and 10 but could really be used at any time as a real-life application of STEM.

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