Non-Biodegradable Trash Design Challenge
Appropriate for grades:
Subject areas: Mathematics Science Visual and Performing Arts
Explore how artists and nature recycle. Utilize design thinking and engineering skills to address the abundance of non-biodegradable waste in your home, school and community.
Teaching / Learning Goals:
Teachers and students will …
- To understand the many ways nature recycles and how that natural process has inspired artists, scientists and engineers throughout the ages (historical and cultural understanding).
- To observe designs, structure, form and function in folk art and in botany to make recycling connections between these two worlds (perceiving, analyzing and responding).
- To design and repurpose discarded non-biodegradable materials that don’t decompose into a useful object that can bring awareness to the problem of too much trash by creating a solution to address a human need (creating and performing).