Schools Clean Up Day on Friday 4 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. Teac... 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. Flipped Classroom – The Majestic Plastic Bag
    Flipped Classroom – The Majestic Plastic Bag
  2. Flipped Classroom – Tuning into waste
    Flipped Classroom – Tuning into waste
  3. Schools Clean Up Day
    Schools Clean Up Day

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 – Litterbug campaign: Year 9 & 10
    Clean Up Australia – Litterbug campaign: Year 9 & 10
  3. Clean Up Australia – Feature film: ‘The Litterbug’ – Year 7 & 8
    Clean Up Australia – Feature film: ‘The Litterbug’ – Year 7 & 8
  4. Clean Up Australia – Don’t waste it: Year 7 & 8
    Clean Up Australia – Don’t waste it: Year 7 & 8
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  9. Clean Up Australia – Waste Breakdown Game
    Clean Up Australia – Waste Breakdown Game
  10. Clean Up Australia – Smartboard lesson: ‘Can it!’
    Clean Up Australia – Smartboard lesson: ‘Can it!’
  11. Clean Up Australia – Smartboard Lesson: ‘Bin it’
    Clean Up Australia – Smartboard Lesson: ‘Bin it’
  12. Clean Up Australia – The life of a piece of waste: Year 7 & 8
    Clean Up Australia – The life of a piece of waste: Year 7 & 8
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  17. Clean Up Australia – Leaky Tap Experiment: Year 7 & 8
    Clean Up Australia – Leaky Tap Experiment: Year 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. Clean Up Australia – Environmental Challenge Taking Action!
    Clean Up Australia – Environmental Challenge Taking Action!
  2. Clean Up Australia -Design your school waste web page
    Clean Up Australia -Design your school waste web page
  3. Clean Up Australia – Cut the waste project
    Clean Up Australia – Cut the waste project
  4. Clean Up Australia – Big picture school waste plan
    Clean Up Australia – Big picture school waste plan