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This activity is designed to introduce the term "eco-friendly." Although your class will eventually work in teams to design their T-shirts, have students explore the initial introductory activities as individuals. After they have looked at the quiz and the slideshow, have them discuss with the class what they have learned and go over any new vocabulary. Next, pass out the students' Engineering Portfolios and explain that they will use this portfolio to complete activities and take notes throughout the lesson. Have them turn to page 1, and ask them to write about whether their own behavior could be considered eco-friendly. If you wish, have students share their entries with the class.
Standards Addressed: WHST.6-8.9