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Designed for Good

Designed for good cover image.
School journal level 3 May 2017 cover image.

by Philip Cleaver

The New Zealand environment has been badly affected by introduced pests such as rats, stoats, and possums. “Designed for Good” follows the process of developing an effective and humane trap to reduce these pest populations. The article tells the story of the project, from the first “That’s it!” moment through to the production of thousands of traps, which are now in use throughout New Zealand.

Series: School Journal Level 3 May 2017

Learning area: English, Science, Technology

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: conservation, design, ecological sustainability, ecology, environment, ideas, innovation, introduced species, native bush, pest control, pests, possums, predator-free New Zealand, predators, prototypes, technology, traps

In: School Journal Level 3 May 2017

Publication date: May 2017

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