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Unit plan: Designing a new product from potato starch

YearRangeCurriculumStrand

7-8
9-10

Upper Primary
Lower Secondary

Technology

Nature of Technology
Technological Practice
Technological Knowledge

Overview

Students develop their knowledge to design a disposable product as a sustainable alternative to an existing product.

Purpose

To consider the issues of increasing plastics use and understand why this is not sustainable. To understand the challenges of developing more sustainable alternatives.

Keywords

Plastic, sustainability, biodegradable, compostable, product lifecycle analysis, modelling, brief, fit for purpose.

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