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Alan Nursall explores the science behind the extraordinary materials inside our everyday electronics, how they work and why its important to recycle them. The result is an interesting case study in the cradle-to -cradle approach to the production and consumption of goods.
Video provides a strong example of how students may organize and present information so as to make a persuasive argument in lobbying for social action.
Electronic waste presents a growing challenge for society and students are major players in the buy -use- toss economy. Students should recognize the issue as both authentic and relevant.
The data provided by the video and the presentation format combine to make a convincing case for ecycling.
The video would be most useful as a case study in those units (Geography, Environmental Science, Social Studies) that focus on resource use and waste management.
The video may also have relevance for those Chemistry units that have a science, technology and society component
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