Plant Package Engineers in action: Students studied the needs of plants and also the many functions of packages. Their task was to create a package for a live plant out of either a carton or bottle. Plants were placed inside on Friday, and today student groups analyzed and scored their plants’ health and packages according to certain criteria. The next phase is to identify the functions that need improving, and in collaborative groups, improve upon the previous design.
For the past several weeks, our students have been studying package engineering, including the functions of a good package as well as the properties of packages. Students are now applying what they know about package engineering to design and create a plant package that will take into account the basic needs of a plant that will be transported. Our students are currently engaged in the “Create” stage. Next week we examine their constructions in the “Improve” stage. Thanks, too, for the many containers donated. They are being put to good use!