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View Resource Implementing ISO 14001- Sustainable Design: Exploring Existing Products for Reuse

This learning module will introduce students to ISO 14001, which is a standard which serves as a framework assisting organizations in creating their own environmental management system. Students will learn how easily existing products can be reused with minor modifications, redesigned or reused. This activity would be suitable for technical high school seniors and college freshman. The...

View Resource Multilayer Encapsulation of Biological Media for Controlled Release Coatings

This classroom module will help students understand "how a polymer based multilayered coating method can be used to control the release of biological agents for different applications." The experiment is described step by step in the document; photographs are also included. The activity is intended for high school students in advanced biology classes, but may also work for college classes....

View Resource Composite Column Design/Test Lab

This laboratory exercise focuses on columns made of composite materials. Students will "simulate composite columns and use a smart spreadsheet to help optimize their design for engineering performance, including ?specific? properties." The activity is appropriate for undergraduate college students. This is a project-based activity, and should take 2-3 weeks to complete. This document will ser...

View Resource Material Selection for Sustainable Products

This learning module looks at materials selection from an eco-efficiency point of view. Students will learn the underlying causes of unsustainable practices, research how energy is used to create products and begin to examine the environmental impact of materials used. This activity is intended for technical high school students, but may also be applicable for college classes. The lesson...

View Resource Table-top Composite Panel Fabrication Lab

This lab experiment requires students to improve the mechanics of sandwich composites via construction and testing. Teams of students will "fabricate composite paper panels, and create both beams and signboards." The lesson can be completed within an hour. This activity would be appropriate for high school level students. This document will serve as a framework for instructors and may be...

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