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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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From Cradle to Grave: Product Lifecycles

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2010 to date

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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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Sustainable Design: Volvo Life Cycle Assessment

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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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Life cycle assessment through a disassembly activity and study

 In this lesson students will gain an understanding of how designs/products are modified to make them more efficient to manufacture and disposal. Through a series of practical activities students will understand how the choice of materials affects its use, care and disposal. They will also be able to apply the...
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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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Product life cycle assessment

 In this lesson students will use case studies of what a life cycle assessment is and how/why they are carried out.  Students will also gain an understanding of how a life cycle assessment can be misused. Learning will be demonstrated by carrying out product evaluations using LCAs on different products using...
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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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Designing for sustainability and the environment: life cycle assessment

A collection of resources collated for the Design and Technology GCSE, to support the teaching of the basic principles in carrying out a life cycle assessment for a material or product.
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