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sustainably harvested fibers-Bamboo
Fabrics- Cloth Bag
Paper- newspaper, normal wrapping paper.
taken from: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-environmentally-responsible-types-of-wrapping-paper.htm
2. What are the properties of the different materials?
Bamboo Fiber- It is 100% biodegradable naturally soft, allergy reduces, thermal regulating, anti-bactirial and absorbs moisture.
Cloth Bag- made of fabric such as canvas, woven synthetic fibers
Newspaper- recycled paper
Normal Wrapping paper- Resistance to fluid and vapor penetration.
Taken from: http://www.eartheasy.com/wear_bamboo_clothing.htm
3. How do the different materials come about? What are their compositions?
Some materials such as brass and bronze are alloys which are different metals which is melted and mixed together. These materials are more stronger and durable as they take in the properties of the mixed materials.
68.5% -71.5% copper
Remaining ingredient being zinc
4. Give examples of the use of each material.
5. What is sustainability?
It is the capacity to endure and it describes how biological systems remain diverse and productive over time. It is the potential for long-term maintenance of wellbeing, that depends on the wellbeing of the natural world and the responsible use of natural resources. Clean Vehicles. It is sustainable as it produces lesser pollution compared to normal cars.
adapted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainability
6. What does it mean when we say that a product is sustainable? Give an example of a sustainable product and explain why the product is sustainably.
It means that the product provides environmental, social and economic benefits while protecting public health,welfare, and environment over their full cycle, which is from the extraction of raw materials to final disposition.
7. What does it mean by a sustainable environment? Give an example of a sustainable environment.
A sustainable environment is an environment where all living organisms such as plants, animals is able to exist in the ecosystem without any human destruction or interference.
One example of a sustainable environment is the Beech Forest in Grib Skov, Denmank.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Purpose: to find out peoples needs.
PIES : physical intellectual emotional and social needs.
Physical: things that our body need, like food, water, protection from weather elements, shelter, exercise and rest.
Intellectual: Things that help us to LEARN.
Emotional: feelings and expressions.
Social : interactive and networking.
Other Groups ( stroller ) :
Physical: The parents will not be tired from carrying the baby all the time.
Intellectual: the baby can play with the toys in the stroller.
Emotional: The baby will feel comfortable for the baby to feel happy.
Social: The mother can bring the baby out to meet her friends.
Physical: The mother will not need to carry the baby out but instead she can push the stroller which takes lesser effort.
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Waiting for a bus at a bus-stop
Can protect from weather elements as it has shelter
can read the advertisements on the boards while waiting
feel safe and quite comfortable.
can talk to friends
Waiting for a train at a railway station
Television to see what time the train comes and to watch short clips while waiting.
Feel safe, comfortable, entertained.
can talk to friends
Waiting for a plane at an airport
Shelter and air-condition
has pamphlets, computer and television.
Feel safe, comfortable and amused.
Can send family off
Need: to keep people entertained.
Write down reasons.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Design:It is the planning for making an object. It can also mean the final plan before constructing an object.
Media:In the terms of drawing, media is the pencil or crayon used. In painting, it is referred to as PAINT.
Technology: It predates science and engineering, Internet and things like State-Of-The-Art technology.
It is the circumstances or conditions that surround us.
It can also mean the complex of social and cultural conditions affecting the nature
- environmental science is about the study of interactions within the biophysical environment.
-environmental science is also an interdisciplinary field that involves both the physical sciences and the social sciences.
Done by: Grace, Zhi Qi and Sher Li.