Digging into Sustainable Pipes

Digging into Sustainable Pipes

Lesson 2 of 10 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students demonstrate an understanding of the competing considerations influencing material designers during a design process by listing the diverse range of requirements of useable and sustainable pipes. 

Students will...

  • explain how people in design and technologies occupations consider competing factors, including sustainability in the design of products
  • understand the key criteria required for designing a sustainable pipe.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • list the diverse range of requirements of useable and sustainable pipes
  • create a rubric.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions:

Year 5 & 6 Design and Technologies:

Students learn to:

  • negotiate design criteria including sustainability to evaluate design ideas, processes and solutions (AC9TDE6P04).

General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking.

Syllabus outcomes: ST3-2DP-T, ST3-3DP-T.

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.

Relevant parts of Year 5 & 6 Design and Technologies achievement standards:

Students explain how people design products to meet the needs of communities, including sustainability. Students select and justify design ideas and solutions against design criteria that include sustainability.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium - facilitate class discussion and activity, oversee group tasks.

Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • creative thinking
  • critical thinking
  • problem-solving

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target 6.2: By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations.

UN SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Target 12.5: By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

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Special thanks to:

Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia (PIPA) is a non-profit association that is committed to future-focused leadership. Through research, education, technical expertise and advocacy, they help advance the use of plastic pipes and fittings as a smart, efficient and sustainable solution.

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