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In this creative project, students will upcycle waste materials at their school by combining them with 3D printed forms to create useful products. The project begins with a presentation and a precedent case study about sustainable design social enterprise - Goldfinger Factory. Students then investigate what waste materials are thrown away by their school, before giving them new life through an iterative design process. Finally, each student will develop an article for the school newsletter to educate people about the importance of upcycling and how to get involved.

Included Resources

Curriculum alignment documents (ISTE, NGSS, CCSS and UK National Curriculum Standards)

Upcycling case study video (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)

Class presentation (Google Slides and PDF)

Example upcycled model (STL)

Video design tutorials in Tinkercad and Fusion 360 (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)

Assessment rubric (Google Docs and PDF)