The lesson can be incorporated into the study of maths, design technology, and computing. The material can be adapted for ages 10-16. The curriculum is aligned to ISTE, NGSS, CCSS and UK National Curriculum standards. A comprehensive list of standards met is included in the lesson platform.
In this project students will:
develop an understanding of linear and circular economies and their effect on society and the environment
go through a process of inquiry and investigation to determine the problems of unnecessary waste at their school
go through a creative design process, exploring multiple design solutions, to develop a 3D printed intervention to encourage the reuse of products at their school
make decisions on the best way to test their interventions, before implementing and analysing the tests to inform design improvements
use written and visual techniques to communicate a proposal to a manufacturer, which encourages them to redesign their product in a more sustainable way