- Year 5 - 6
- Design and Technologies
- Design Thinking
Explore the crucial role that plastic pipes play in our daily lives. This 10-lesson unit, designed for years 5 & 6 Design and Technologies students, will boost creativity, literacy, and awareness of key sustainability issues. Dive in to shape sustainable design's future!
Across these 10 lessons, students will be engaged with activities like brainstorming sustainable pipe solutions, analysing the recyclability of various materials, designing, creating, and testing pipes made from a variety of materials, and to evaluating the durability and environmental impact of pipes. These resources are designed to boost creative thinking, improve literacy, and build a sense of global citizenship.
"Australia’s vast landscapes require large-scale, special-purpose systems to move water, wastewater, and gas and to protect the underground network of power and communication cables. Plastic pipeline systems provide long-life, sustainable infrastructure that supports the circular economy. By using resources responsibly and through better design, we’re working smarter. We’re committed. And we’re working towards creating a healthier and sustainable future." - Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia Limited (PIPA)
Founded in 1999, the Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia (PIPA) is the peak industry body representing manufacturers and suppliers of plastic pipe and fittings, plastics resin suppliers, plastic fabricators, pipeline installers, rubber seal ring manufacturers, along with training and certification bodies.
As a non-profit association, PIPA’s purpose is to promote the appropriate and contemporary use of plastic pipes and fittings throughout Australia. Underpinning their approach is a commitment 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.