Schools Clean Up Day on Friday 4th March 2016 inspires thousands of Australians to take to their local park, beach, bushland, streets and schools to clean up their local environments. This year Clean Up Australia and Cool Australia have teamed up to create high quality educational resources, which engage students in sustainability education. Tea... 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. Schools Clean Up Day
    Schools Clean Up Day
  2. Flipped Classroom – Tuning into waste
    Flipped Classroom – Tuning into waste

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. Clean Up Australia – Rubbish Free Lunch
    Clean Up Australia – Rubbish Free Lunch
  2. Clean Up Australia – Smartboard lesson: ‘Can it!’
    Clean Up Australia – Smartboard lesson: ‘Can it!’
  3. Clean Up Australia – Smartboard Lesson: ‘Bin it’
    Clean Up Australia – Smartboard Lesson: ‘Bin it’
  4. Clean Up Australia – Waste Breakdown Game
    Clean Up Australia – Waste Breakdown Game
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  9. Clean Up Australia – Buried Waste: Foundation
    Clean Up Australia – Buried Waste: Foundation
  10. Clean Up Australia – Doorways to waste: Year 1 & 2
    Clean Up Australia – Doorways to waste: Year 1 & 2
  11. Clean Up Australia – Resourceful rubbish: Year 3 & 4
    Clean Up Australia – Resourceful rubbish: Year 3 & 4
  12. Clean Up Australia – Don’t Pay a Packet: Year 3 & 4
    Clean Up Australia – Don’t Pay a Packet: Year 3 & 4
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  17. Clean Up Australia – Cool questions about waste and recycling: Year 3 & 4
    Clean Up Australia – Cool questions about waste and recycling: Year 3 & 4
  18. Clean Up Australia – Play the Litterbug: Year 4, 5 & 6
    Clean Up Australia – Play the Litterbug: Year 4, 5 & 6
  19. Clean Up Australia – It’s just a drop experiment: Year 5 & 6
    Clean Up Australia – It’s just a drop experiment: Year 5 & 6
  20. Clean Up Australia – My Environmental Footprint: Year 5 & 6
    Clean Up Australia – My Environmental Footprint: Year 5 & 6
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  25. Clean Up Australia – New from Old: Year 5 & 6
    Clean Up Australia – New from Old: Year 5 & 6
  26. Clean Up Australia Homework: What’s in your bin? – Year 5 & 6
    Clean Up Australia Homework: What’s in your bin? – Year 5 & 6

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. Clean Up Australia – Environmental Challenge Taking Action!
    Clean Up Australia – Environmental Challenge Taking Action!
  2. Clean Up Australia – Cut the waste project
    Clean Up Australia – Cut the waste project