Activity Introduction

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Teacher Worksheet

Teacher Preparation

Learning intentions: Students will ...

  • ... develop creativity and entrepreneurial thinking skills
  • ... understand how to effectively pitch an idea
  • ... demonstrate their understanding of circuitry, precious metals and sustainability through the design of a futuristic phone.

Success criteria: Students can …

  • ... present a product design to an audience
  • ... work in teams to collaboratively solve problems.

Teacher content information: 

Mobile Phone materials: Experts say that in 2018 there were 5.1 billion mobile phone users worldwide. In each of those phones are many natural resources which have been extracted from the Earth, requiring land, energy and water, while generating waste and other pollution.

Every mobile has different parts, each with its own specific function. These parts include the circuit board (the brains of the phone), antenna, screen, microphone, speaker, camera and battery. Each part of the phone has different properties and is

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Student Worksheet

Thought Starter: What do you think phones will look like in 10 years time? 

  1. Evaluate the parts of the phone using the PMI chart below:
Phone Part Plus (Positives) Minus (Negatives) Interesting

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     

2. List all of your phone ideas here:

 

 

 

 

3. Which phone idea would you like to present?

 

4. Draw a design for your phone idea below:

5. Use this space to draft your pitch:

Scoring rubric

  Poor - 0 points Fair - 1 point Good - 2 points Great - 3 points
Mobile Phone Design Sustainability Design criteria haven’t been addressed or not in a sustainable way. Addresses some key design criteria in a sustainable way. Addresses all key design criteria in a sustainable way. Addresses all key design criteria in a highly sustainable way.
Mobile Phone Design Plan No plan was developed. Plan has no labels and
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