Activity Introduction

Quick summary: Students will listen and respond to literature that explores the themes of recycling and sustainability. They will examine literature and identify the sustainability issues that are raised in the texts including events and characters. Students then complete an art activity by creating a mobile phone recycling robot out of recyclable household items (cardboard boxes, egg cartons, bottle tops etc). They then create a story with illustrations about their robot and their vision for a sustainable world in the future.

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Learning goals:

  • Students gain a greater understanding of recycling and sustainability through literature;
  • Students identify sustainability issues;
  • Students will create their own writing and artwork that reflects their vision of a more sustainable environment.

General Capabilities: LiteracyCritical and creative thinkingPersonal and social capabilitiesEthical understanding.

Australian Curriculum content description:

Year 1 History:

  • Pose questions about past and present objects, people, places and events (ACHASSI018)
  • Present narratives, information and findings in oral, graphic and written forms using simple terms to denote the passing of time and to describe direction and location (ACHASSI027)
  • Compare objects from the past with those from the present and consider how places have changed over time (ACHASSI023)

Year 1 English:

  • Engage in conversations and discussions, using active listening behaviours, showing interest, and contributing ideas, information and questions(ACELY1656)
  • Make short presentations using some introduced text structures and language, for example opening statements (ACELY1657)
  • Engage in conversations and discussions, using active listening behaviours, showing interest, and contributing ideas, information and questions (ACELY1656)

Year 2 History:

  • Pose questions about past and present objects, people, places and events (ACHASSI034)
  • Present narratives, information and findings in oral, graphic and written forms using simple terms to denote the passing of time and to describe direction and location (ACHASSI043)
  • Compare objects from the past with those from the present and consider how places have changed over time (ACHASSI039)

Year 2 English:

  • Rehearse and deliver short presentations on familiar and new topics (ACELY1667)
  • Create events and characters using different media that develop key events and characters from literary texts (ACELT1593)
  • Listen for specific purposes and information, including instructions, and extend students’ own and others’ ideas in discussions (ACELY1666)

Topic: Consumption, National Recycling week, Sustainability, 

Time required: 1 – 2 lessons

Syllabus Outcomes: EN1-1A, EN1-2A, EN1-6BHT1-4.

Resources required: Recyclable household items (cardboard boxes, egg cartons, bottle tops etc). One of the following books:

  • Clancy and Millie the Very Fine House by Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood (Pre-schoolers – Year 2);
  • The Windy Farm by Doug MacLeod and Craig Smith. (Pre-schoolers – Year 2);
  • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss (Year K-2).

Digital learning opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities, Video: MobileMuster Promise, Interactive whiteboard (IWB).

Homework and extension opportunities: Set up a recycled robot exhibition for parents and other teachers. Students can explain the workings of their robots.

Keywords: Waste, litter, e-waste, mobile phone, consumption, MobileMuster.

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Debate heroTeacher preparation:

Overarching learning goal: Students will listen and respond to literature that explores the themes of recycling and sustainability. They will examine literature and identify the sustainability issues that are raised in the texts including events and characters. Students then complete an art activity by create a mobile phone recycling robot out of recyclable household items (cardboard boxes, egg cartons, bottle tops etc). They then create a story with illustrations about their robot and their vision for a sustainable world in the future.

Teacher content information: These MobileMuster lessons cover the life cycle of mobile phones and look at issues relating to the materials used in mobile phones, problems associated with re-use and systems for managing and recycling mobile phone waste. It is hoped that the knowledge gained through the MobileMuster learning modules will increase student’s knowledge, engagement, critical thinking and commitment to living in a sustai

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Student Worksheet

My Mobile Phone Recycling Robot 

I wonder what kind of robot this is? What was it built to do? How does it work? What is it made out of?

Create a mobile phone recycling robot out of recycled products. Once you have finished write a story about your robot and explain how it reduces waste. 

 

 

 

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