Evaluating Sustainability and Lifecycle

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What makes one product greener than another? Ecology scholars analyze sustainability and lifecycle through a thought-provoking activity. Individuals pick a product, then examine its components to determine its overall impact on the world around them.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the activity to elevate a lesson about renewable and non-renewable resources or recycling
  • Provide an example of a finished activity to help learners understand what their work should contain
Classroom Considerations
  • Arrange for Internet access for student research
  • Make extra copies of flow charts to allow for potential errors in filling them out
Pros
  • The activity is very detailed and gives pupils a clear understanding of both sustainability and lifecycle with regards to everyday products
  • Teacher's guide contains printables, helpful links, and excellent instructions
Cons
  • Misspelled word in introduction
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