Students explore a social enterprise - Fairphone - that is making sustainable smartphones, and use this as inspiration for their own sustainable smartphone.
- address an opportunity for sustainability as a design need.
- analyse needs or opportunities for designing
- select appropriate materials
- write a design brief
- created a pitch for a shared value business opportunity.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions:
Design and Technology:
- analyse needs or opportunities for designing; develop design briefs; and investigate, analyse and select materials, systems, components, tools and equipment to create designed solutions (AC9TDE10P01)
General capabilities: Ethical Understanding.
Relevant parts of Year 10 achievement standards:
By the end of Year 10, students explain the features of technologies and their appropriateness for purpose, and create designed solutions based on an analysis of needs or opportunities. Students create, adapt and refine design ideas, processes and solutions and justify their decisions against developed design criteria that include sustainability. They communicate design ideas, processes and solutions to a range of audiences.
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Guide - how to plan and deliver a great elevator pitch
- Rubric - Elevator pitch
- Student Worksheet - one copy per student
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- ethical understanding
- critical thinking
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium - Guide students through discussions.
Related professional learning
Quick summary: This course is for both primary and secondary teachers of all subjects, but especially for English, Science, Humanities and Geography teachers who are covering climate change and the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability. In this course, you will find out how to bring hope to challenging, upsetting or worrying topics around sustainability.