Lausanne fifth grade students are entrepreneurs.
Students saved their garbage for an entire day to sort and evaluate what could and could not be recycled. They were then told Lynx4rEarth received $1,000 capital to create a product from trash that would otherwise end up in garbage and landfills.
From there, they began brainstorming and hit the ground running with ideas.
Students began by sorting through the trash for possible materials to use in their prototype. They reused and repurposed materials from recycling bins and the STEAM room to build their prototypes and ideated as co-workers in their business, Lynx4rEarth.
"Their only requirements were that their product must be made of reused or repurposed items and must fit into a gallon size zip-lock bag," fifth-grade teacher Kelly Douglas said.
Through brainstorming and discussion, students also learned to consider questions like, is this product sellable, who is our target audience and is there already similar and competitive merchandise available?
The students will host a holiday pop-up shop featuring their products at Lausanne the week prior to winter break.
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