Skip to main content

Learning Resources

Teach the Future

teaser
Encourage creativity, innovation, and collaboration in your classroom
teaser
Get inspired by the new ways of thinking of the twenty-first century
teaser
Bring Expo to your classroom with our curated class material (45 min)

Filter by subject

What is Expo?

See what happens when the world comes together

Bringing the World Together

Bringing the World Together

Cycle-1 / Primary

Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. Explore the guiding theme for Expo 2020 and learn how it can lead to a shared understanding and collaboration across the world. Use it to set your goal for the future.

 

  • Art & Design
  • Humanities
  • Moral Education
  • Social studies
Hosting the World in 2021

Hosting the World in 2021

Cycle-3 / Secondary

190 countries in one city! That's what an Expo can create- a chance to explore and discover different cultures, innovations and future opportunities within a shared theme. Learn what makes each and every country significant and unique.

 

  • Humanities
  • Social studies
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Geography
Majlis Around the World

Majlis Around the World

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Empathy, respect, communication, honesty and negotiation are just some of the skills needed at a majlis. Work together to explore ways in which the concept of a majlis can be used around the world to nurture dialogue, understanding and tolerance.

 

  • Art & Design
  • Humanities
  • Moral Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social studies
Presenting Pavilions

Presenting Pavilions

Cycle-2 / Middle

Sand dunes and forts have inspired the UAE pavilions of the past but what aspects of its rich cultural heritage would you choose to showcase at Expo? Get creative and re-create or innovate your very own pavilion.

  • Art & Design
  • Humanities
  • Moral Education
  • Science
  • Social studies
The Empathy Circle

The Empathy Circle

Cycle-2 / Middle

Imagine what we could achieve if we just listened to each other! Learn how we can all build a circle of empathy to empower people and utilise the power of thought to generate optimism about our future.

  • Art & Design
  • Humanities
  • Moral Education
UAE Expo Adventure

UAE Expo Adventure

Cycle-1 / Primary

Don't forget your passport in this time-travelling ride through the history of Expo! Explore the evolution of the UAE's pavilions and mark your creativity by creating your own passport stamp.

  • Art & Design
  • Humanities
  • Moral Education
  • Social studies
  • History
No resources available with this filter.

Mobility

CREATING A CONNECTED WORLD
WITH HUMANITY IN MIND

AI and Us

AI and Us

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Artificial Intelligence is everywhere; at home, work and play. Discover how we can use AI to shape our future and build a better world. How would you collaborate with AI to make your life more productive? Work together to create a set of rules for AI to behave aptly for the greater good. 

  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
  • Moral Education
  • Entrepreneurship
AI for Wildlife

AI for Wildlife

Cycle-1 / Primary

On your marks, get set, draw! Challenge your drawing skills against Artificial Intelligence and see how AI is learning to help us track vulnerable species, including those found here in the UAE.

 

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Social studies
  • Art & Design
  • Geography
Blockchain Escape Race

Blockchain Escape Race

Cycle-2 / Middle

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it: Escape! Discover how to generate the codes and hashes needed to build your blockchain. Use your knowledge to win the game and unlock the door to your freedom! 

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Humanities
Body Smart

Body Smart

Cycle-2 / Middle

You have developed the latest in wearable technology! Learn how “Body Smart’ technology is being used to help us make positive choices about our lives, then present your amazing innovation to potential investors. It may change the world!

  • Social studies
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
Climate Change Migration

Climate Change Migration

Cycle-3 / Secondary

If you were a delegate at an international climate conference, how would you help guide the UAE’s future plans for tackling climate change and migration. Investigate the factors that can displace communities around the world, then apply innovative solutions to address these challenges.

  • Humanities
  • Social studies
  • Technology
  • Geography
  • Science
Connecting Communities

Connecting Communities

Cycle-2 / Middle

Welcome to 'The Internet of Everything!', the game that challenges you and your classmates. Who will make the most connections and use their knowledge to win the game? You may just be predicting the future.

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
Connecting The Expo

Connecting The Expo

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Step right up and take a chance at Guess That Connection—a game where you learn about the Internet of Everything and its everyday applications, including its four key elements that help create a personalised visitor experience at Expo 2020.

  • Science
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology
  • Social studies
Connecting Things

Connecting Things

Cycle-1 / Primary

Crack the code to reveal the hidden message! Learn how people are using coding skills to speak to machines and improve all aspects of our lives. Will you be able to speak fluent 'Robot' in the future?

 

  • Social studies
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
Converging Innovations

Converging Innovations

Cycle-3 / Secondary

The mobile phone was improved by adding a camera. The computer was more useful when the internet was invented. Explore how convergent technologies have helped solve some of the world's trickiest challenges and how Expo 2020 aims to continue this ethos in it's legacy. 

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Moral Education
  • Humanities
Human 2050

Human 2050

Cycle-1 / Primary

Discover how humans are already embracing technology to improve their lives. Then jump 30 years into the future and see how we might use technology to help people in their everyday lives. Can you create your very own superhuman? 

  • Social studies
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Humanities
  • Art & Design
Human Migration

Human Migration

Cycle-2 / Middle

Pizza, curry, sushi, fajitas. Whatever your favourite food, chances are, some of the ingredients come from all over the world. Sink your teeth on some meaty migration stories as you track how the food on your plate has travelled around world in different ways over the centuries. 

  • Humanities
  • Geography
  • Moral Education
  • Social studies
  • History
Journey to Space

Journey to Space

Cycle-1 / Primary

3, 2, 1...Blast off! Create a scale model of the solar system and wonder at the enormity of space. Will it be possible for us to travel to space on our holidays in the future?

 

  • Social studies
  • Science
  • Art & Design
Mars Space City 2117

Mars Space City 2117

Cycle-2 / Middle

How can human settlement on Mars help us solve some of the toughest challenges on Earth? Explore the UAE's ambitious plans to build a habitat on Mars and discover the fascinating projects that will help us get there.  

 

  • Science
  • Technology
Our Nano Future

Our Nano Future

Cycle-2 / Middle

Better get your magnifying glasses ready, Expo detectives, because you'll be solving one of six global mysteries using a nanotechnology idea devised by you. Don't worry, there'll be plenty of nano-sized creations to help you along the way.

 

  • Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Science
Our Quantum World

Our Quantum World

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Quantum physics can be a tough subject to wrap your head around, but once you explore our simple explanation, you will be set to begin your journey into one of nature's most exciting frontiers. 

 

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
People of Determination

People of Determination

Cycle-1 / Primary

Determination means not giving up. Using existing and future technologies, People of Determination around the world are making the world more inclusive for everyone. With innovative ways to improve accessiblity, speed up mobility and reach the farthest places, the impact of next generation technologies will create accessibility for all. 

  • Humanities
  • Social studies
  • Art & Design
  • Technology
  • Moral Education
Speed of Imagination

Speed of Imagination

Cycle-1 / Primary

There’s no place like home—and there’s a reason for that. Explore which aspects of your life makes you happy and learn how someone else's imagination, made it possible. Can you design a happy place of the future?

 

  • Art & Design
  • Humanities
  • Moral Education
The Last Mile

The Last Mile

Cycle-3 / Secondary

The last link in the chain is just as important as the first. Track the progress of your online delivery, from the first to the last mile and see what challenges can be faced along the way? How is technology solving these problems? 

  • Moral Education
  • Geography
  • Technology
  • Social studies
No resources available with this filter.

Opportunity

CREATING A BETTER, HEALTHIER AND MORE
INCLUSIVE FUTURE FOR HUMANITY

A Hyper Speed World

A Hyper Speed World

Cycle-2 / Middle

Teacher, police, chef, artist. Will people still be doing these jobs in 2030 or will humans collaborate with robots and machines to work in new ways? Learn how innovations are shaping and transforming the careers of the future! What job will you have?

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Humanities
  • Technology
Architecture at Expo 2020

Architecture at Expo 2020

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Iconic architecture has become synonymous with World Expos. The unique designs have always tried to tell a story, and Expo 2020 Dubai is no exception. Explore how architects shape lives through their emotional and environmental design choices and impacts.

 

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Humanities
  • Social studies
  • Art & Design
  • History
Art and Culture

Art and Culture

Cycle-2 / Middle

Whether it’s to share stories, feelings or ideas, art connects us as human beings. It crosses the boundaries of culture, language and age and brings communities together in meaningful ways. Discover how art can help you tell the stories of our time.  

  • Art & Design
  • Moral Education
  • Social studies
Augmented and Virtual Students

Augmented and Virtual Students

Cycle-2 / Middle

Do you know the difference between AR and VR? Do you know how teachers and students can use these technologies for learning? Explore the ways in which AR and VR can give us new and exciting experiences and enhance our understanding of the world around us.

  • Technology
  • Science
  • Humanities
Big Data, Big Art

Big Data, Big Art

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Have you ever painted a canvas using data? Let us show you how while exploring the remarkable ways you can express big themes and stories using big data.

 

  • Technology
  • Science
  • Art & Design
Catching The Sun & Wind

Catching The Sun & Wind

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Solar parks, wind farms and wave barriers. All different ways in which we can harness the power of the Earth for our energy needs. Learn how renewable energy sources can be used to create sustainable plans for the future.

  • Technology
  • Science
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geography
  • Humanities
Cityzen 2030

Cityzen 2030

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Warm up your vocal cords and have a glass of water ready, because you’ll be directing a podcast entitled ‘CITYZEN 2030’, where you’ll share ideas and solutions for the cities of tomorrow.

  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Technology
  • Geography
Colour Outside The Lines

Colour Outside The Lines

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Step into the spaceship that is your imagination and time-travel to 2050, exploring the smart city life, including jobs that don’t even exist yet. Discover how Dubai's District 2020 will lead the way in sustainability, mobility and opportunity to create a city for tomorrow.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Humanities
  • Technology
District 2020

District 2020

Cycle-1 / Primary

If you could design the city of tomorrow, what would it look like? What technology would it have and how would it help people? Learn about District 2020 and how Dubai plans to make the city of tomorrow, today.

 

  • Art & Design
  • Geography
  • Social studies
How Pink is Your Farm

How Pink is Your Farm

Cycle-1 / Primary

How far did your lunchbox travel? Explore the challenges that modern farming is overcoming and learn why pink is the new green!

 

  • Technology
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geography
Making Energy Beautiful

Making Energy Beautiful

Cycle-2 / Middle

Explore the beauty of energy by learning how innovation is turning renewable energy into an art form. Then unleash your creativity by designing your very own energy source using inspiration from Expo 2020's Energy trees.

  • Science
  • Art & Design
  • Social studies
Music and Tolerance

Music and Tolerance

Cycle-1 / Primary

Learn how Expo 2020 is breaking the sound barrier, making music together and spreading messages of equality, tolerance inclusivity by exploring the world's cultures. 

 

  • Art & Design
  • Humanities
  • Moral Education
  • Social studies
The Connected City

The Connected City

Cycle-2 / Middle

We are all connected these days, so why not our cities? Discover how innovation and technology are helping Dubai, and especially District 2020, become one of the most connected places on Earth.

  • Art & Design
  • Geography
  • Social studies
  • Science
The Infinite Classroom

The Infinite Classroom

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Welcome to the classroom without walls. Discover how learning is changing and allowing the classroom to be wherever you want it to be.Where would your perfect classroom be?

 

  • Technology
  • Science
  • Art & Design
The World as Our Classroom

The World as Our Classroom

Cycle-3 / Secondary

What if we studied the weather from a Ferris wheel and learned about velocity by riding a roller coaster? Just two possibilities when the world becomes your classroom. Strap in and hold on!

  • Technology
  • Science
  • Art & Design
  • Geography
Tracking Trends for Good

Tracking Trends for Good

Cycle-2 / Middle

We all want to be trending, but how can trends be used to create positive change in the world and for the future? Embark on this journey of discovery to learn how data and patterns can create positive change in the world—and the future.

 

  • Humanities
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Moral Education
  • Technology
Visualising the World

Visualising the World

Cycle-1 / Primary

Can data tell stories? Explore how ordering information can not only make it easy to understand, but can become beautiful pieces of art in their own right too.

 

  • Technology
  • Science
What Colour Is Your Jet Pack

What Colour Is Your Jet Pack

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Does your future have a colour? Find what skills you will need for the careers of tomorrow, whether its a Space Pilot or Nano-medics expert. Make sure you learn how to fly your jet pack in the right direction! 

 

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Humanities
  • Technology
No resources available with this filter.

Sustainability

CHARTING A PATH FOR A BETTER,
GREENER FUTURE

Closing the Plastic Loop

Closing the Plastic Loop

Cycle-2 / Middle

What can we do with all the plastic we produce in the world? Explore the 5 Rs and discover ways in which plastic can be re-purposed to create something beautiful and useful. Then use your storytelling skills to pass on your knowledge to others.

  • Geography
  • History
  • Social studies
  • Humanities
Fuel of the Future

Fuel of the Future

Cycle-3 / Secondary

The simplest element can also be one of the most powerful. Discover how hydrogen could become the clean fuel of the future and whether or not we have the technology to harness it. Will you be the one to unlock the key to our fuel of the future?

  • Technology
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Geography
Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Cycle-1 / Primary

Step aside fossil fuels, there are new energy sources in town—and they are renewable. Explore why renewable energy is important for our common future while using Expo’s Sustainability Pavilion as a model for the future.

 

  • Technology
  • Science
  • Social studies
The Artificial Leaf

The Artificial Leaf

Cycle-2 / Middle

Ready to turn over an artificial leaf? This nifty new innovation can create and store hydrogen for fuel and other eco-friendly uses. Think you can come up with other uses yourself? Then better brush up first on the science of photosynthesis.

  • Social studies
  • Technology
  • Science
The Cold Chain

The Cold Chain

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Get the scoop on the journey of ice cream, from the moment it’s produced to the moment it served to you. The cherry-on-top is the deliciously insightful introduction to the circular economy.

 

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geography
  • Technology
  • Science
Waste Free Ocean

Waste Free Ocean

Cycle-2 / Middle

Rise above the waves of waste to learn how marine life has been affected by plastic pollution. Find out what the alternatives to plastics are and explore innovative solutions that protect our oceans. Use your knowledge to raise awareness in your community. 

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geography
  • Technology
  • Science
Buildings for Life

Buildings for Life

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Can your home clean the air by absorbing pollution? Well in the future, all of our buildings could be smart enough to do this. Explore the awesome potential of regenerative buildings where the built and natural environments coexist in harmony.

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
  • Entrepreneurship
Conservation City 2071

Conservation City 2071

Cycle-2 / Middle

Welcome to Conservation City 2071. Population: you and your classmates. As future residents, it’s your responsibility to create innovating solutions that help conserve UAE’s biodiversity and reduce negative human impact on the environment.

  • Science
  • Geography
  • Social studies
  • Technology
Coral Reefs

Coral Reefs

Cycle-1 / Primary

Explore the ecosystem of the beautiful coral reefs and the challenges they are facing because of climate change. Then get your creativity flowing by building your own coral reef to brighten up any space.

 

  • Geography
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Humanities
Creating Opportunity

Creating Opportunity

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Tackling global challenges related to the energy-food-water nexus is a holistic way to think about the world. Explore the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals programme and create conceptual solutions that could benefit the world.

  • Geography
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
  • Entrepreneurship
Energy Food and Water

Energy Food and Water

Cycle-2 / Middle

Unleash the artist in you to raise awareness about the global balancing act needed for the energy-food-water dynamic. Explore the challenges and animate innovative solutions that strike a balance across the three.

 

  • Geography
  • Science
  • Art & Design
  • Technology
Food to Facade

Food to Facade

Cycle-2 / Middle

In the future, nothing will go to waste—not even food waste. Explore the amazing ways in which food waste can be turned into all sorts of amazing things, from energy to innovations. Use your knowledge to come up with your own fantastic ideas to prevent the waste from going to landfill.

 

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
  • Social studies
  • Moral Education
Global Balance

Global Balance

Cycle-3 / Secondary, Cycle-2 / Middle

Did you know sustainable living is a balancing act? Learn how people have to make decisions within planetary and social boundaries in all aspects of our modern lives to keep our planet healthy.

 

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Humanities
  • Social studies
  • Geography
Mapping 2100

Mapping 2100

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Climate change will affect the UAE in many different ways and the National Climate Change Plan aims to create a framework to ensure the country is ready for these changes in 2100. Get on board by creating nature-inspired designs and climate adaptation ideas for a future-ready world.

 

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
  • Humanities
  • Social studies
Marvelous Mangroves

Marvelous Mangroves

Cycle-1 / Primary

Marvel at the mangroves and understand the harmony needed between humanity and nature. How can we reduce the impact of human activity on the planet to save these amazing ecosystems?

 

  • Geography
  • Social studies
  • Art & Design
  • Science
  • Technology
Protect the Magnificent Five

Protect the Magnificent Five

Cycle-1 / Primary

Think the UAE is just sand and steel? Then think again as we discover the extraordinary natural ecosystems around the UAE and what measures are being taken to protect them. Can you help spread the message to 'Protect the magnificent five'? 

 

  • Science
  • Geography
  • Social studies
  • Humanities
Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Cycle-3 / Secondary, Cycle-2 / Middle

Achieving goals can be fun! Investigate the UN's Sustainable Development Goals that lay out the “targets” needed to make the world a better place. Then it's time to play the game that challenges you to identify the SDG's without saying the 'no-go' words. Will it be mission possible?

 

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Humanities
  • Art & Design
Water from air

Water from air

Cycle-1 / Primary

Have you ever heard of 'drinkable air'? Then dive in to explore the exciting and innovative ways that water can be extracted from the air in coutries like the UAE, where natural fresh water is scarce.

 

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
  • Geography
  • Social studies
No resources available with this filter.