Quick summary: Students plan and complete a project that will reduce waste in either their school or the local community.
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- Students understand that everyone in a school produces solid waste.
- Students recognise that the school is already taking steps to reduce the amount of solid waste, but there are steps that can be taken to cut this waste even further.
- Students working in groups can initiate and complete projects that will help cut the waste in either the school or local community.
Australian Curriculum content description:
This lesson can be used for all learning areas and year levels across the Australian Curriculum.
Topic: Solid Waste
Time required: depends on the chosen project.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – advisory.
Resources required: Art materials, computer with internet access, other materials as required, Cut the waste project: Planners.
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: This activity includes opportunities for extension.
Safety: Students review Class Waste Safety Code. Teacher checks the students’ plans for safety considerations before students commence their projects. Teacher supervises the projects.
Keywords: School, waste.
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