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Resistant Materials

Students are asked to design and make an acrylic fridge magnet that would remind a specific type of user to recycle the waste produced within their kitchen at home. To begin students are asked to identify some typical workshop tools, to embed the task within the resistant materials area of design & technology. An...
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2010 to date

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Food

Students are asked to design and make a club sandwich with 3 layers of bread that would appeal to a wide range of multicultural consumers that use a school cafeteria. To begin students are presented with a range of unfamiliar foods which they can use a range of senses (Look, touch, taste, smell) to identify. Sandwich...
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Finishes for wood

In this lesson students will develop an understanding of finishes that can be applied to timber to enhance their properties. Students will complete a finishes worksheet throughout the lesson; creating future revision notes. Lessons learnt knowledge will be tested in a series of exam style questions with provided...
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Timbers: hardwoods and softwoods

 In this lesson students will gain an understanding of  the properties of both hardwood and softwood timbers. Completion of a card match up task will demonstrate their understanding which forms useful revision notes for the examination. They will learn the names of different hardwoods & softwoods and...
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Where's the impact?

This resource looks at life-cycle analysis and how it is used to work out the environmental impact of different products.
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2000 - 2009

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Product impacts: life cycle analysis

Produced by Practical Action, these materials help students to consider the impacts of a product through its whole life cycle. A presentation describes the concept of lifecycle analysis (LCA) and gives some examples. Students are then challenged to consider the life cycle of familiar products, from raw materials,...
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2010 to date

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Life Cycle Analysis

This collection of resources looks at the Life Cycle Analysis of a mobile phone. Included in this resource are the student worksheets. teacher notes and a presentation.
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2010 to date

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Product life cycles and how companies use this data

In this lesson students will understand the life cycle of a product through studying a graph. Students will understand the five stages of the life cycle assessment graph and the role planned obsolesce has in relation to the benefit of the manufacturer and not necessarily the consumer. Through case studies and...
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What is a life cycle assessment?

In this lesson students will gain an understanding of what a life cycle assessment is and how it can be used to assess the environmental impact of the manufacture and use of different materials and products. Students will understand the five main stages of a life cycle analysis through both a diagram and supporting...
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Six R's

This resource from Practical Action helps students look at the 6Rs, their definitions and products which illustrate the 6Rs in action. These are: rethink, reuse, recycle, repair, reduce and refuse. Students look at the definitions carefully again and rank each of the Rs in terms of which contributes most and which...
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2000 - 2009

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