Resources for Southeastern Forests and Climate Change Activity 10 – Adventures in Life Cycles Assessment

By performing a play through group presentations, students investigate life cycle assessment (LCA) data for three types of outdoor dining furniture (plastic resin, cast aluminum, and pine) and make conclusions about relative impact of the products on global climate change.

This is one of 13 activities that can be found in PLT’s Southeastern Forests and Climate Change secondary module. To get the activity, “Choose Your Free Curriculum” on your PLT Account homepage. Below are some supporting resources for this activity.


Download the copyright-free student pages that are included with this activity:

Life Cycle Information (PDF)

Comparing Outdoor Furniture (PDF)

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Tables (PDF)

Global Warming Contribution Calculation (PDF)