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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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One Planet Packaging

These materials, from Waste Watch (part of Keep Britain Tidy), have been developed to make explicit links between sustainability and packaging for students following GCSE level design and technology courses. The scheme of learning includes suggested activities for five active learning sessions, supported by the...
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2010 to date

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Less is more!

This resource gets students to look at how a product could be redesigned to require less packaging. Companies are being encouraged to develop ‘environmentally-smart’ retail packaging design. In this activity, students are challenged to redesign a familiar product so that it has less (and more sustainable) packaging....
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2000 - 2009

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The Paper Cup Company

A National STEM Learning Centre and Network Engineering Case Studies resource investigating the design process involved in developing a paper cup for manufacture.You wouldn't believe making a paper cup could be complicated, but there's a lot of science reasoning behind the product design.Your students can compete in...
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2000 - 2009

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Inclusive design: lesson 5

Lesson 5 of a set of lessons where students will follow the design, make, test and evaluate process of the new GCSE controlled assessment. Within this lesson students will understand the importance of modelling and prototyping prior to manufacture. They will develop and demonstrate skills in being able to model using...
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Inclusive design: lesson 4

Lesson 4 of a set of lessons where students will follow the design, make, test and evaluate process of the new GCSE controlled assessment. Within this lesson students will develop an understanding of the importance of modelling and prototyping prior to manufacture. They will develop skills in being able to quickly...
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Inclusive design: lesson 3

Lesson 3 of a set of lessons where students will solve a design problem using inclusive design principles. In this lesson students will learn about anthropometrics and will collect appropriate data which can be applied to the product solution for the client. Students will learn how to collect data and convert...
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Inclusive design: lesson 2

Lesson 2 of a set of lessons where students will apply their product analysis studies from the previous lesson to begin a generation of design ideas for solving their provided clients needs. Students will learn and develop confidence in drawing quick, thumbnail sketches which demonstrate solutions to the problem...
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Biomimicry: project ideas and lesson resources

A collection of resources to support teaching the principles of biomimicry in design and engineering.
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Biomimicry inspired concepts for transport

This resource was developed by a STEM Ambassador, working with St Bonaventure’s School. It looks at how the natural world has inspired design. Student research and developed ideas for their biomimicry-based modes of transport, and modelled them.Students then presented their ideas and models, explaining...
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2010 to date

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