What is a life cycle assessment?

In this lesson, we will look at the sustainability of items based on their life cycle assessment and evaluate the use of reusable coffee cups over disposable ones.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Synthetic materials are materials that are made by humans.

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Q2.Waste that ends up in landfill sites is not harmful to the environment.

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Q3.Which of these are sustainable choices? (pick 2)

Select two (2) boxes

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Q4.Which materials can be widely recycled? (pick 2)

Select two (2) boxes

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Q5.Which materials cannot be recycled? (pick 2)

Select two (2) boxes

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Synthetic materials are materials that are made by humans.

1/5

Q2.Waste that ends up in landfill sites is not harmful to the environment.

2/5

Q3.Which of these are sustainable choices? (pick 2)

Select two (2) boxes

3/5

Q4.Which materials can be widely recycled? (pick 2)

Select two (2) boxes

4/5

Q5.Which materials cannot be recycled? (pick 2)

Select two (2) boxes

5/5

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What is a life cycle assessment?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

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Question 5

Q1.A life cycle assessment looks at the environmental impact of an object when it is made and used.

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Q2.What is a finite resource?

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Q3.Why is it useful if materials can be reused?

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Q4.Why is it useful if materials can be recycled?

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Q5.Why is it useful if materials are biodegradable?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

What is a life cycle assessment?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.A life cycle assessment looks at the environmental impact of an object when it is made and used.

1/5

Q2.What is a finite resource?

2/5

Q3.Why is it useful if materials can be reused?

3/5

Q4.Why is it useful if materials can be recycled?

4/5

Q5.Why is it useful if materials are biodegradable?

5/5

Lesson summary: What is a life cycle assessment?

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