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Bringing the World Together

Bringing the World Together

Cycle-1 / Primary

Expo 2020 Dubai aims to encourage shared understanding and collaboration, as well as be a celebration of our similarities and differences. Join us in learning how you can be a part of this unique opportunity and 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

One of the greatest perks of hosting a World Expo in Dubai is that you’ll get to experience much of the world in one place. Venture forth as you explore some of the country pavilions and their visitor journeys at Expo 2020, learning about what makes them so significant and unique.

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

Majlis Around the World

Cycle-3 / Secondary

The UAE has much to offer the world, and the ‘majlis’ is among its most precious cultural treasures.  Team up with your classmates to design a ‘majlis’ as a cultural export that can encourage dialogue and nurture tolerance and understanding around the world. 

 

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

Presenting Pavilions

Cycle-2 / Middle

World Expos are known for their awe-inspiring pavilions—and Expo 2020 is no exception. This fun-filled, card-playing lesson will teach you the pavilions of the past, including the UAE’s, as you chart the nation’s course in the World Expo timeline from participant to host.

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

The Empathy Circle

Cycle-2 / Middle

Many people assume that empathy is an experience of what others feel—but it’s also about the willingness to understand people and make the world a better place. Build a circle of empathy to empower people through the power of thought and to generate optimism about the future.

 

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

UAE Expo Adventure

Cycle-1 / Primary

If you are new to World Expos, buckle up!  You’ll journey across time and space, from 1851 in London to 2021 in Dubai, learning about great innovations shared along the way. Chart the extraordinary journey of the UAE as a participant at previous World Expos to now hosting a brilliant World Expo of its own. 

 

  • Art & Design
  • Humanities
  • Moral Education
  • Social studies
  • History
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Mobility

CREATING A CONNECTED WORLD
WITH HUMANITY IN MIND

AI and Us

AI and Us

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Before you dedicate the song 'You Got a Friend in Me' to your AI buddy, let’s appreciate the many helpful ways it helps you navigate your everyday life. This also means giving it a set of rules for it to behave aptly for greater good.

 

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

AI for Wildlife

Cycle-1 / Primary

On your mark, get set, draw! This lesson will pit you against an AI machine as you attempt to sketch a cat from a verbal description, thereby shedding light on the complexity of visually identifying UAE's diverse wildlife.

 

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

Blockchain Escape Race

Cycle-2 / Middle

Think you have mastered the art of 'Escape Room'? Think again, because, in this lesson, you'll learn about blockchains and hashes before you use that knowledge to unlock the door to your freedom.

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Humanities
Body Smart

Body Smart

Cycle-2 / Middle

From fitness to setting life goals, wearable technology has changed the way we make choices in our daily lives. Can you think of more ways in which smartwatches and sensors can improve our health and help us reach our goals faster?

 

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

Climate Change Migration

Cycle-3 / Secondary

From melting glaciers to flooding wetlands, climate change not only has transformed the face of our planet but the notion of human migration. Explore 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

Are you on board with the Internet of Everything? Then how about a board game where you and your classmates put your knowledge to the test, creating all sorts of connections across a variety of settings, including Expo 2020 Dubai itself.

  • 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

What would you do if you woke up one day and discovered no one was speaking your language? This challenge forms the basis of this lesson, probing you to learn about the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine communication and more.

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

Converging Innovations

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Do polar bears have a place in our future? Can blindness be cured? These are some of the questions you'll need to answer as you learn about convergent innovations and their power to solve the world's trickiest challenges.

 

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

Human 2050

Cycle-1 / Primary

Welcome to the year 2050! Discover a world where humanity and technology will work together for the benefit of everyone. Build a superhero Mom or Teacher or Doctor and dream of a world where innovations help us do things better with greater empathy for others. 

 

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

Human Migration

Cycle-2 / Middle

If we ask you to list ten of your favourite regional dishes, chances are some of the ingredients came from other parts of the world. Sink your teeth on some meaty migration stories as you track the journeys of your favourite dishes made to reach your plate.

 

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

Journey to Space

Cycle-1 / Primary

Create a giant model of the solar system and see how much paper you need to include the nearest habitable planet in the Milky Way! Then inspire visitors to a “country” in space showcasing the greatness of the UAE.  

 

  • 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

Get ready to have your assumptions challenged on what People of Determination are capable of. Not only will you learn about the technologies that enhance their mobility, but also have to create new ideas that better their future.

  • 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. In this lesson, you’ll identify the aspects that make your happy place happy, before you find out that those aspects you enjoy are likely a product of someone else’s imagination. 

 

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

The Last Mile

Cycle-3 / Secondary

The journey your online order makes before it reaches you is fraught with all sorts of challenges. So get ready for a deep dive as you track the progress of your online delivery, from the first to the last mile.

 

  • Moral Education
  • Geography
  • Technology
  • Social studies
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Opportunity

CREATING A BETTER, HEALTHIER AND MORE
INCLUSIVE FUTURE FOR HUMANITY

A Hyper Speed World

A Hyper Speed World

Cycle-2 / Middle

Act out your job in 2030 and beyond by imagining how innovations of tomorrow will come into play in a new world of futuristic careers. Need help? Just ask the trusty fortune teller.

 

  • 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 Students

Augmented Students

Cycle-2 / Middle

Here’s your chance to create immersive learning experiences in your classroom. Imagine the power of augmented and virtual reality as you dive into math and geography by exploring the tallest mountains and  the deepest valleys.  

 

 

  • 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

Power your environment using the environment. This lesson is all about meeting energy goals for 2050 by harnessing the power of the sun and wind. Look no further than Dubai’s grand solar park as a live example.

 

  • 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.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Humanities
  • Technology
District 2020

District 2020

Cycle-1 / Primary

If you can design the city of tomorrow, what sort of building technologies would you use? With District 2020 as a source of inspiration, let your ideas soar as you come up with amazing ways where smart technology coexists with nature.

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

How Pink is Your Farm

Cycle-1 / Primary

When was the last time you tracked the carbon footprint in your lunch box? Learn how and way in this engaging lesson as you compare traditional farms with vertical pink farming.

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

Making Energy Beautiful

Cycle-2 / Middle

Unleash your creativity by creating an energy source that is both beautiful and renewable. With plenty of stunning examples to follow, you’ll also learn the amazing benefits they have over conventional-looking sources.

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

Music and Tolerance

Cycle-1 / Primary

Nothing can bring the world together than through the power of music. In this lesson, you’ll have to think like a musician to figure out the ways we can spread messages of equality, tolerance and inclusivity using music.

  • 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? Better get your thinking tools ready because you’ll be designing a connected city made for the future. Want inspiration? Use our District 2020 master plan.

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

The Infinite Classroom

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Get ready to love your classroom all over again, because in the future it’ll become a time capsule that students can use to travel across time and space. Learn how in this reality-bending lesson and exercise. 

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

The World as Our Classroom

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Study the weather from a Ferris wheel and learn about velocity by riding a roller coaster. Those are just two possibilities when your classroom becomes part of the world through the lens of technology. Strap in!

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

Tracking Trends for Good

Cycle-2 / Middle

You may have followed trends before, but have you ever actually tracked them? 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

Does data tell our stories? Find out in this eye-opening lesson where you compare different types of data in a visual-led exercise before you create your own.

 

  • Technology
  • Science
What Colour Is Your Jet Pack

What Colour Is Your Jet Pack

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Does your future career have a colour? Find out before you take on the Dream Job Exploration mission, where you’ll be tasked to figure out the steps needed to make your future a reality.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Humanities
  • Technology
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Sustainability

CHARTING A PATH FOR A BETTER,
GREENER FUTURE

Closing the Plastic Loop

Closing the Plastic Loop

Cycle-2 / Middle

This is the last straw for plastic waste. Learn fun and useful tricks that reduce our dependency on plastic—and then put your creativity to good use by creating a colourful comic strip story about it.

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

Fuel of the Future

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Will hydrogen become the next clean fuel of the future?   Explore what it'll take to make this exciting, renewable fuel feasible in our future cities.

 

  • Technology
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Geography
Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Cycle-1 / Primary

Step aside, fossil fuel; there are new energy sources in town—and they are renewable. Let’s shed light on why renewable energy is important for our common future while using Expo’s Sustainability Pavilion as a model to emulate.

 

  • 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 everything ice cream, from the moment it’s produced to the moment it served lovingly to you. And savour the cherry-on-top that is our deliciously insightful introduction to the circular economy.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geography
  • Technology
  • Science
Waste Free Ocean

Waste Free Ocean

Cycle-2 / Middle

It’s time to rise above the plastic and see how plastic pollution has an adverse effect on marine life. Discover new ideas through a fun picture-matching game in this mind-challenging exploration.

 

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geography
  • Technology
  • Science
Buildings for Life

Buildings for Life

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Living in buildings that give back. That’s not a dream, but our future reality. Discover the awesome potential of regenerative buildings while designing new concepts where 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

Ever saw coral reefs and thought, “I wish I had a part in making them beautiful.” Now you can! In this lesson, you’ll create your own ecosystem of coral reefs whilst exploring the dangers they are facing because of climate change.

  • Geography
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Humanities
Creating Opportunity

Creating Opportunity

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Think you've got what it takes to tackle global challenges related to the energy-food-water nexus? Good to hear, because you’ll be creating conceptual solutions for the United Nations and its Sustainable Development Goals programme.

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

Energy Food and Water

Cycle-2 / Middle

If a picture can paint a thousand words, then a cartoon can spin a whole yarn. Illustrate and animate your perspective on how sustainable innovations can improve the energy-food-water dynamic by striking 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. Learn the amazing ways in which food waste can be turned into all sorts of useful things, from energy to inventions, before you come up with new ideas of your own.

  • 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

Did you know the UAE is already building the framework for 2100? It’s all part of the country’s National Climate Change Plan. 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

Ready to groove in the mangroves? Because this lesson is all about understanding the harmony between humanity and nature, and how human activity can leave an impact on the planet.

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

Protecting the Magnificent Five

Cycle-1 / Primary

Students, your marketing talents are needed at Expo 2020 Conservation Zone. Bring your A-game as you create attention-grabbing campaign slogans and ideas that motivate people to learn and care about UAE’s rich biodiversity.

  • Science
  • Geography
  • Social studies
  • Humanities
Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Cycle-3 / Secondary, Cycle-2 / Middle

Who said achieving your goals can’t be fun? Sustainable Development Goals, that is. Game on as we introduce this planet-improving framework, laying out the “targets” we need to reach while helping you appreciate their importance.

 

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

Water from air

Cycle-1 / Primary

If you think “drinkable air” is a wild concept, then get a dose of this! With fresh water being naturally scarce in the UAE, you are tasked to rethink the water cycle and discover fun, practical ways of extracting water from air.

 

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
  • Geography
  • Social studies
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