In this design and technology Key Stage 3 (KS3) lesson, students learn how sustainable redesign can reduce ocean plastic waste. This lesson is focussed on students conducting a product life cycle analysis on a household object before redesigning it. Included are teacher resources that allow students to critique examples of redesigns, conduct a product life cycle assessment, and redesign a product.
- Define redesign
- Critique product redesigns
- Analyse the product life cycle of a household object
- Redesign a product
- Definition cryptogram (5 mins)
Students complete a cryptogram to uncover the meaning of the lesson.
- What is sustainable redesign? (5 mins)
Students view examples of sustainable redesign and understand how they apply to the 6 Rs.
- Redesign gallery (15mins)
Students move around the room, like a gallery, and critique redesigns, stating which of the 6 Rs each design has used.
- Product analysis (15 mins)
Students choose one of three household items to analyse and redesign. Students analyse the product life cycle using the 6 Rs.
- Redesign (10 mins)
Students choose one of three things highlighted in the assessment, which they would like to change. Students redesign the product.
- Unintended consequences (10 mins)
Students discuss unintended consequences of sustainable redesign. Then students predict what unintended consequences may arise from their redesigns.