Using Research and Data to Protect and Ensure Safety With The Use Of Everyday Consumer Products
The learning assignment will enable students to become familiar with how to rate consumer products and make better choices to improve environmental health, personal health, and impacts on the community.
After completing this assignment, your knowledge on safe consumer products and more importantly, renewable and sustainable products will have heightened, if completed correctly.
Engages students in civil discourse/ communications that lead to more effective decisions
Catalyzes collective actions
It advances students awareness of sustainability issues and potential solutions.
Encourage self-reflection and personal development of their voice for solving societal challenges
Promote creative visioning around sustainable futures
All higher-order thinking skills are involved.
Context for Use
Description and Teaching Materials
1. Go to the home page for Good Guide (http://www.goodguide.com/) Click on and view the video introduction. Then click on "Your Personal Filter" to create a shopping cart made up of personal standards to filter out what kind of products will pass and fail your standards.
2. Find 3 products that you now use and analyze it by using the barcode scanner offered on the mobile application. (Apple and Android products)
3. Next, look through the category that your product is in and find the health, environment and society ratings. (if your product isn't there, find the best alternative product in the category that is available locally)
4. After completing the rating of each product, type up your new and improved shopping list.
5. Decide whether or not you will be using these new products and explain why or why not.
6. Finally, write a short description (3-5 sentences) on each product explaining why it is better than your current product.