Cardboard and Environmental Education100
Environmental education and STEAM education have similar goals. They both aim to encourage today’s students to be creative leaders who solve problems for a sustainable future. With Makedo, environmental education and STEAM education come together with recycled cardboard as the building block of our design and making process.
Cardboard, today. The world, tomorrow.
Not only is cardboard free and widely accessible (an inexpensive resource for any classroom budget), but it can be easily reused to have a new purpose in the classroom. It’s the perfect resource for environmental education! It’s also open-ended, lightweight and relatively strong, so it's a great construction material for kids. Help students towards a bright and sustainable future with responsible management of the planet’s resources by up-cyling waste for an education opportunity.
STEAM projects integrate curriculum areas, create opportunities for multiple disciplines, skills, dispositions and knowledge, not to mention teamwork, and imagination … all by ‘doing’; it’s a hands on approach. Use your Makedo tools to saw, connect and fold cardboard. Transform what you've made into something else as part of your STEAM projects and save the world at the same time.
Why not try a Makedo Design Cardboard Challenge to inspire creativity and reinvention? Check out The Town that Takes Care of the Planet on our HUB where Grade 3 and 4 students worked as town planners to investigate renewable energy sources and build a mini town prototype with Makedo using recycled cardboard. Try your own STEAM project with a focus on living sustainably and upload on our HUB to share with others.