Activity Introduction

Cute dolls in exhibitionQuick summary: In this module students are encouraged to develop the value of personal contribution to the community and take an active part in making a difference to that community. Within the module the term ‘product stewardship’ is introduced and the importance of looking after, nurturing and taking responsibility for the environment is explored. The module presents the essential knowledge required for learning about sustainability.

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Learning goals:

  • Students understand the role and impact of resource use;
  • Students begin to take responsibility for unwanted resources;
  • Students research the concept of product stewardship.

General Capabilities: Literacy, Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capabilities.

Australian Curriculum content description:

Year 5 & 6 Technology and Design

  • Investigate characteristics and properties of a range of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment and evaluate the impact of their use (ACTDEK023)

Year 5 Geography:

  • Reflect on learning to propose personal and/or collective action in response to an issue or challenge, and predict the probable effects (ACHASSI104)

Year 5 Science:

  • Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE217)

Year 6 Geography:

  • Reflect on learning to propose personal and/or collective action in response to an issue or challenge, and predict the probable effects (ACHASSI132)

Year 6 Science:

  • Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE220)

Syllabus Outcomes: ST3-13MW.

Topic: Consumption, National Recycling Week

Time required: 2 – 4 lessons

Resources required:

  1. Interactive whiteboard (IWB)
  2. Fact Sheet: Product Stewardship
  3. Go !Animate : online video presentation tool or materials for poster
  4. Computer access

Digital learning opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities, Interactive whiteboard (IWB), online video presentation tool.

Homework and extension opportunities: Ask students to draw a picture of an environment which is special to them. It may be a park, river, beach or cave. What do they like about this special environment? Describe the sounds, smells and activities that they enjoy doing at the place. Why do they think it is important to look after this special place? Do they feel a responsibility to look after the place for future generations to enjoy?

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

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

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Teacher preparation:

Overarching learning goal: Students begin to appreciate the value of personal contribution to the community and take an active part in making a difference to that community. Within the module the term 'product stewardship' is introduced and the importance of looking after, nurturing and taking responsibility for the environment is explored. The module presents the essential knowledge required for learning about sustainability.

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 sustainable society. MobileMuster Teachers Guide

Student and classroom organisation:

Step 1: Introduce the term pro

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Student Worksheet

Thought Starter: When you buy a cheap item, what is the true cost of the product? 

 Vocabulary

Product stewardship:

Activity: Create a presentation on a Product Stewardship Program.

Create a poster or ‘Go!Animate’ video that shows a person caring for the environment. The aim of the presentation is for you to demonstrate how being a good steward of resources helps the environment.

How can we help care for the environment?

What do you think might happen to the world and in the world if people were more careful with their resources?

Why is product stewardship important?

 Here are some examples of Product Stewardship Programs that you could research:

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