Analyse The Impact of Everyday Objects

Analyse The Impact of Everyday Objects

  • Cool+
  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 10
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • ...

Course summary

Designed for Secondary Design and Technology teachers, this course focuses on the analysis of the impact of everyday objects through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Eco Design strategies. Participants learn to apply LCA to various everyday objects, adjusting the complexity based on product parts. We also recommend additional activities for students to help bring this to the classroom, like creating a Green Purchasing Policy and participating in consumption-related campaigns or events.

You will learn:

Life Cycle Assessments are used by industries across the world to assess the environmental impact of a product, from extraction to end of life. In this course, you will learn:

  • How to teach Life Cycle Assessments in Year 7-10 Design and Technology.
  • How to investigate each stage of a product’s life cycle.
  • How to use Life Cycle Assessments to analyse environmental impact of different products.
  • How to access a range of teaching resources.

Course time:

About 2 hours to complete. You will have ongoing access via your user dashboard.

Accreditation:

This course is mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following states and territories:

Proficient Teacher – all states and territories except ACT and NSW
2.1.2 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
3.3.2 Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning.
3.4.2 Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.

ACT Accreditation – This course is not currently accredited by TQI. You can however upload this course towards your hours as a Teacher Identified Activity.

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Course Content

Lessons

Lessons

01.
Start here
02.
About this course
03.
Linking to industry
04.
Stages of a life cycle assessment
05.
Life cycle of paper
06.
Inputs and outputs
07.
Inputs and outputs of the lifecycle of paper
08.
Life cycle of a plastic bottle
09.
Inputs and outputs of bottled water
10.
Planned obsolescence
11.
Eco-design and alternatives
12.
Alternatives to plastic water bottles
13.
Teaching life cycle assessments
14.
Lesson plans
15.
Taking learning further
16.
Stories from two designers
17.
Reflect on your learning
18.
Your Next Steps

Course instructor

Mark Drummond from Cool.org is your course teacher. He has worked in the education sector for over 11 years as a classroom teacher, Leader of Pedagogy within an Ed-Tech startup, and an educational consultant. Mark is an absolute science nerd and loves talking about dinosaurs as much as he loves talking about education (which is a lot)!

Frequently asked questions

How long will this take to complete?

This course will take you 2 hours to complete. Enjoy it in one session or spread it out over a few weeks. You will have ongoing access via your personal dashboard.

Will i get proof of completion?

You will get a Cool.org certificate when you finish, which you can access any time via your personal dashboard, it will also be sent to you by email.

Is this course accredited for PD hours?

This course is mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following states and territories:

Proficient Teacher – all states and territories except NSW
2.1.2 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
3.3.2 Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning.
3.4.2 Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.

ACT Accreditation – This course is not currently accredited by TQI. You can however upload this course towards your hours as a Teacher Identified Activity.

What are the curriculum links?

  • Design and Technologies – Years 7 to 10
  • Cross curriculum priorities – Sustainability
  • General Capabilities – Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding
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