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IP in schools

  • Art Exhibition

    This unit helps students focus on the characteristics of a particular artist, and to use those characteristics as a trade mark that identifies that artist. The artist is Henri Matisse, but teachers could use the approach as a model for exploring any artist that they choose.

    Age group: 12-16 Subject: Creative Arts

  • An Australian inventions timeline

    This unit provides a way for students to look at a range of Australian inventions and innovations over time and determine how they have impacted on the development of Australia. Students work on individual assignments but produce an overall timeline, which also critically evaluates the significance and impacts of the invention or innovation studied.

    Age group: 12-16 Subject: Social Science

  • Can you manage a rock band?

    This unit helps students understand many Intellectual Property concepts- especially copyright and trade mark issues.

    Age group: 12-16 Subject: English, Social Science

  • Can you name your child Anzac?

    'Anzac' is a special word for Australians. The Commonwealth Government has actually passed laws to protect the word from commercial use.

    Age group: 12-16 Subject: Social Science

  • Could you be an innovator?

    Students explore the process of being innovative. Students explore the process of being innovative. Whether inventing a new product or service or modifying an existing one by adding an "inventive step" – thinking innovatively means looking at current environments, products or problems through a different lens- and coming up with new ideas.

    Age group: 12-16 Subject: Creative Arts

  • Did Thomas Edison steal the idea for electric light globes?

    Students explore one of the most significant inventions in science, the electric incandescent light.

    Age group: 8-11 Subject: Science, Social Science

  • Genetically Modified crops- Yes or No?

    In this unit students look at the case for and against genetically modified plants in Australia. The IP concepts contained within this unit include plant breeder's rights and the benefit to society. For example, creating genetically modified foods in feeding the world's growing population.

    Age group: 12-16 Subject: English, Science

  • How vital is a trade mark in marketing?

    In this unit students explore some key marketing principles involved in influencing consumers to buy one product rather than its competitors. The IP concepts contained within this unit relate to Trade marks, branding and registered designs.

    Age group: 12-16 Subject: Social Science

  • Industrial Revolution

    In this unit students develop a set of hypotheses about what was needed for the Industrial Revolution to occur in the country it did. They can then research these factors further to understand why each factor existed in that country in the way it did.

    Age group: 12-16 Subject: Creative Arts

  • Investigating Air

    This unit provides a way for students to explore properties of air, to devise experiments that demonstrate those properties, and to 'claim credit' for their intellectual property through a mock patent.

    Age group: 8-11 Subject: Science

Last Updated: 05/7/2013

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