Imagine you are the next Steve Jobs. You are working on a sustainable smartphone design that is going to change the world. First, you’ll research what’s already out there (to get a look-in on the competitors), then you’ll work on your own design.
This is a good activity for kids to complete independently.
Ideal for: Upper Primary Ages 10 – 12
- be creative
Time required: 40 minutes
Curriculum connections: Science, English, Visual Arts, Humanities, Literacy, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Sustainability
Talk to your kid/s about the value of their possessions, not just from a monetary perspective, but from an environmental perspective as well. Is it necessary to always be up to date with the latest phone, computer and clothes? Is that drive actually peer pressure to keep up appearances with their friends? What impact is ‘fast fashion’ especially having on the environment and other societies who are making the clothes?
Encourage kids to take care of their possessions, buy quality and treat others with respect no matter what brands they wear.
- Year 5: ACHASSK120, ACHASSK121, ACHASSI094, ACHASSI102, ACHASSI105, ACELY1702, ACELY1703
- Year 6: ACHASSK149, ACHASSK150, ACHASSK151, ACHASSI122, ACHASSI130, ACHASSI133, ACELY1712, ACELY1713
Complete lesson for classroom teachers:
Sustainable smartphone – Years 5 & 6
- Art supplies: coloured pencils, pens, paint, coloured paper, glue, scissors
- White paper
- Writing pen or pencil
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