Following these lessons plans is an ideal way for your students and the community to tune in to what happens to green waste once it is collected in a kerbside rubbish bin. The Back to Earth initiative is about connecting people with what happens to green waste once it leaves the garden, how it is processed, what it is used for at the end of this cy... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Back to Earth – Waste and Landfill – Year 5 & 6
    Back to Earth – Waste and Landfill – Year 5 & 6
  2. Back to Earth – Waste and Landfill – 7 & 8
    Back to Earth – Waste and Landfill – 7 & 8

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. Back to Earth – SMARTboard Lesson – 5 & 6
    Back to Earth – SMARTboard Lesson – 5 & 6
  2. Back to Earth – Green Waste Survey – 5 & 6
    Back to Earth – Green Waste Survey – 5 & 6
  3. Back to Earth – Green Waste Cycle – 7 & 8
    Back to Earth – Green Waste Cycle – 7 & 8

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. Back to Earth – Green Waste Messages – 5 & 6
    Back to Earth – Green Waste Messages – 5 & 6
  2. Back to Earth – Green Waste Action Planning – 7 & 8
    Back to Earth – Green Waste Action Planning – 7 & 8