Lesson Plan, Other


"In this lesson, the class is divided in two to disassemble one of two different brands of a single-use camera. Students create a systems diagram and precise reassembly instructions for the device. They then attempt to rebuild the other camera using instructions developed by their peers. Through this reverse engineering activity, students learn about the work of systems engineers. This lesson also provides an opportunity to discuss ethical issues that engineers encounter, and in particular, the debates that surround the practice of reverse engineering. Source eGFI "


  • Science > General
  • Science > Engineering
  • Science > Technology

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


camera reverse engineering



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Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial


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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2019-05-31.

Component Ratings:

Standards Alignment: 3
Support Steaching: 3
Deeper Learning: 3

Reviewer Comments:

Deeper Learning: Multiple follow-up activities are provided and the lesson goes beyond the mechanics of the camera and dives into topics such as ethics of computing.

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