Activity details: In this activity the class is asked to collect junk mail from home and bring it to the class to reuse. The junk mail can be used in art projects, as scrap paper, or to create a junk mail ‘washing line’. The class will then make their own ‘no junk mail’ sign to take home.
Key lessons and understandings of activity: This activity has been designed to raise awareness of the problem of junk mail and its environmental impact, and to offer some solutions as to how the problem can be addressed or to suggest ways of reusing junk mail.
Year levels: Foundation
Syllabus Outcomes: MAe‑1WM, MAe‑3WM, MAe-9MG, MAe-11MG, MAe-12MG.
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Duration of activity: 20+ mins
Learning areas addressed: Geography, Science, Art
Resources needed: Junk mail, art resources.
Homework and extension opportunities: None
Keywords: Junk mail, foundation
Explicit Australian Curriculum link: Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language (ACMMG006)