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 13th 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 Curric... 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 – Primary
    National Recycling Week: Recycle Rescue App – Primary
  2. Smartboard Lesson – Waste Matters: the 4r’s
    Smartboard Lesson – Waste Matters: the 4r’s
  3. Smartboard Lesson – ‘Metal to Mobile”
    Smartboard Lesson – ‘Metal to Mobile”

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 3 & 4
    National Recycling Week – Closing the Paper Recycling Loop – NAPLAN Style Narrative Writing Practice – Years 3 & 4
  2. National Recycling Week – Closing the Paper Recycling Loop – NAPLAN Style Persuasive Writing Practice – Years 5 & 6
    National Recycling Week – Closing the Paper Recycling Loop – NAPLAN Style Persuasive Writing Practice – Years 5 & 6
  3. National Recycling Week: Recycle Rescue App – NAPLAN-style narrative writing practice – Years 5
    National Recycling Week: Recycle Rescue App – NAPLAN-style narrative writing practice – Years 5
  4. National Recycling Week: Litter Lyrics
    National Recycling Week: Litter Lyrics
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  9. National Recycling Week: Closing the Loop
    National Recycling Week: Closing the Loop
  10. National Recycling Week: From Trash to Treasure
    National Recycling Week: From Trash to Treasure
  11. National Recycling Week: What a waste – Year 5
    National Recycling Week: What a waste – Year 5
  12. National Recycling Week: Renewable or non-renewable, that is the question – Year 6
    National Recycling Week: Renewable or non-renewable, that is the question – Year 6
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  17. National Recycling Week: My lunch box – Foundation
    National Recycling Week: My lunch box – Foundation
  18. National Recycling Week: My classroom waste – Year 1
    National Recycling Week: My classroom waste – Year 1
  19. National Recycling Week: From history to our classroom  – Year 2
    National Recycling Week: From history to our classroom – Year 2
  20. National Recycling Week: Break down the waste – Year 4
    National Recycling Week: Break down the waste – Year 4
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  25. National Recycling Week: Aluminium Cycle – Year 3
    National Recycling Week: Aluminium Cycle – Year 3
  26. History of Mobile Phones – Years 5 & 6
    History of Mobile Phones – Years 5 & 6
  27. Picturing a Sustainable World – Years 1 & 2
    Picturing a Sustainable World – Years 1 & 2
  28. Product stewardship – Year 5 & 6
    Product stewardship – Year 5 & 6
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  33. Recycling mobile phones – Year 3 & 4
    Recycling mobile phones – Year 3 & 4
  34. From Waste to Resources – Year 5 & 6
    From Waste to Resources – Year 5 & 6
  35. How are Phones Made? Year 5 & 6
    How are Phones Made? 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. National Recycling Week – Collaborative Consumption Project – Primary
    National Recycling Week – Collaborative Consumption Project – Primary