Students will explore issues associated with the disposal of mobile phones and other digital devices. They will then consider how the practices of a circular economy could be applied as a way to resolve or reduce the impact of these issues. The lesson concludes with students creating a poster to encourage others to dispose of […]
Students design a survey of school waste bins (rubbish, recycling and composting) that estimates volumes of waste before and after lunch and estimate the percentage of contamination. They calculate the area the bins service by breaking up the area into squares and triangles.
This lesson is an opportunity for students to extend their knowledge and understanding about the environmental benefits of recycling mobile phones and printer cartridges. Students will work in small groups to prepare questions for their own “Recycle Rescue Trivia Quiz”. By creating their own quiz game, students will have the opportunity to work co-operatively, practice […]
Students will use a MobileMuster video to stimulate discussion about the benefits of recycling. Students will then complete a creative narrative writing task based on stimulus material which includes reference to mobile phones, printer cartridges and recycling bins. This writing task provides students with an opportunity to be imaginative and to further develop their own […]
Students use mathematics to investigate and solve problems with litter around outdoor bins (may include rubbish, recycling and composting). They focus on answering questions about the causes of litter and if littering is related to distance from a bin. They use their data to work out the density and distribution of litter in relation to […]
This lesson is designed for a flipped classroom, where students learn new content by watching a video in their own time. This strategy provides the opportunity for students to build their knowledge, attitudes and values by themselves, thereby freeing up class time for hands-on work.
This lesson is designed to help your students dig deep into the new recycling labelling system, the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) scheme, and share this knowledge with others. Student learning from this lesson will be enhanced by having completed the flipped classroom lesson prior to starting this lesson.
This lesson is designed to introduce your students to the new recycling labelling system, the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) scheme using a flipped classroom. In this lesson, students explore the role of packaging labelling in recycling. Students begin by looking at what is currently happening with recycling and how issues like contamination can reduce recycling […]
Climate change is affecting millions of the world’s poorest people, right now. More frequent and extreme weather – such as storms and droughts – are destroying homes, and wrecking lives and livelihoods. There is hope but urgent action is needed now. Inspired by some of the communities Oxfam works with around the globe, we’ve put […]
Many household items are more than just the sum of their parts. Get a good look at what makes them tick in this activity!