The Naturale Schools Recycle Right Challenge is an initiative of Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week. Schools can participate in the Challenge from the 3rd October to the 11th November. Cool Australia has collaborated with Planet Ark, and MobileMuster to create a suite of free to access, online lessons that are aligned with the Australian Curri... 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. National Recycling Week: Recycle Rescue App – Secondary
    National Recycling Week: Recycle Rescue App – Secondary
  2. National Recycling Week: Flipped classroom – TED Talk ‘less stuff, more happiness?’
    National Recycling Week: Flipped classroom – TED Talk ‘less stuff, more happiness?’

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. National Recycling Week – Closing the Paper Recycling Loop – NAPLAN Style Narrative Writing Practice – Years 7 & 8
    National Recycling Week – Closing the Paper Recycling Loop – NAPLAN Style Narrative Writing Practice – Years 7 & 8
  2. National Recycling Week: Recycle Rescue App – Trivia Quiz – Years 7 & 8
    National Recycling Week: Recycle Rescue App – Trivia Quiz – Years 7 & 8
  3. National Recycling Week: Obsolescence or Opportunity?
    National Recycling Week: Obsolescence or Opportunity?
  4. National Recycling Week: Recycling Rhythms
    National Recycling Week: Recycling Rhythms
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  9. National Recycling Week: Working with Data Tables – Year 7 & 8
    National Recycling Week: Working with Data Tables – Year 7 & 8
  10. The Mobile Reuse Debate – Years 7 & 8
    The Mobile Reuse Debate – Years 7 & 8
  11. National Recycling Week: Recycling in Australia – Year 7
    National Recycling Week: Recycling in Australia – Year 7
  12. National Recycling Week – Let’s look at organic waste – Year 7
    National Recycling Week – Let’s look at organic waste – Year 7
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  17. National Recycling Week – Rubbish isn’t ancient history – Year 7
    National Recycling Week – Rubbish isn’t ancient history – Year 7
  18. National Recycling Week – Traditional culture had nothing to waste – Year 7
    National Recycling Week – Traditional culture had nothing to waste – Year 7
  19. National Recycling Week: Is that rubbish? – Year 7
    National Recycling Week: Is that rubbish? – Year 7
  20. National Recycling Week: What’s in the bin today? – Year 8
    National Recycling Week: What’s in the bin today? – Year 8
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  25. National Recycling Week: Separating mixtures – Year 8
    National Recycling Week: Separating mixtures – Year 8
  26. National Recycling Week – Renewable and non-renewable – Year 7
    National Recycling Week – Renewable and non-renewable – Year 7

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. National Recycling Week – Collaborative Consumption Project – Secondary
    National Recycling Week – Collaborative Consumption Project – Secondary