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ERIC Number: EJ1133075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Flowers, Jim; Gorski, Alecia
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v76 n6 p8-12 Mar 2017
Whether you teach elementary school students, secondary school students, or college students, you can include upcycling activities in your class to promote both design skills and an environmental ethic. This article shares how a teacher at one school is doing just this, providing suggestions for those who have different material processing equipment in their school labs. Engaging in a hands-on upcycling design activity can have a lasting impact on students. Educators can design upcycling activities that make use of the equipment at hand, and they can have students engage in upcycling that does not require specialized equipment. Post-consumer materials to be upcycled are necessarily low-cost or free.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A