Students play sustainability material trumps in pairs (one against another). They can have six cards each. The pack of twelve cards contains a range of materials (woods, metals, plastics, fabrics, glass, ceramic and carbon fibre). Pairs of students can play against other pairs, or individually in fours (3 cards each).
There are three categories marked out of 10, for example 'ability to be replenished'.
Once one student (or pair) has won all the cards, they can read the facts to each other (and/or themselves)
I then get the students to rank the materials with the most sustainable at the top and least at the bottom. A really good activity to get them thinking about and discussing what makes a material/ object sustainable. It can be used for any year group.
The PDF document is arranged to be printed duplex (double sided), then laminated and cut out.
Suitable for the new DT curriculum and GCSE, CDT, Engineering and Science.