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ERIC Number: EJ1000993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Cereal Box Design: An Interdisciplinary Graphics Activity
Fitzgerald, Mike; Tsosie, Teri
Tech Directions, v72 n5 p27-34 Dec 2012
The cereal box design activity is intriguing both for its simplicity and the resourcefulness that it can generate in young people. Also, it lends itself to a variety of curriculums. It covers both consumerism and Design for the Environment (DfE) concepts broadly and in depth. The activity introduces a wide range of topics. They include graphic design; basic drawing; sketching and rendering; measurement of area, volume, and weight; technical presentation skills; oral and written reports; the technological design process; applied problem solving; marketing; consumer research; eco-packaging; environmental education; recycling; point-of-purchase displays; and considerations of form, function, and aesthetics. Teachers can easily adapt the activity to serve as an interdisciplinary project throughout the school. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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