ERIC Number: ED354154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Procter and Gamble Educational Services, Cincinnati, OH.
This Proctor and Gamble produced and teacher developed environmental education unit is designed to teach seventh through ninth grade students about making informed consumer product choices. The unit focuses on the concept of consumer product life cycle analysis, an approach to assessing the environmental impacts of a product at each stage in its life from raw materials extraction through disposal. Using this approach, a product is evaluated in terms of energy consumed, atmospheric and waterborne emissions generated and solid waste created for disposal. Included is a mini-unit about municipal composting. The materials include overhead transparency masters, student worksheets, and a teacher's guide. A wall poster that comes with original copies has been reproduced here in segments. (Author/MCO)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Conservation Education, Consumer Economics, Consumer Protection, Definitions, Environmental Education, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Manufacturing, Marketing, Merchandise Information, Natural Resources, Recycling, Solid Wastes, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Procter and Gamble Educational Services, Cincinnati, OH.