Introduction Units of work involving our environment enable your students to immediately apply their learning in the real world giving them greater motivation and opportunities to excel.  Curriculum materials are designed to meet a wide range of educational needs throughout Australia including: 1.     Australian curriculum 2.     Other... 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 – Nature is Speaking: Harrison Ford is The Ocean – Year 7
    Flipped Classroom – Nature is Speaking: Harrison Ford is The Ocean – Year 7
  2. Water in the news
    Water in the news

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. Grey Water and Data Collection
    Grey Water and Data Collection
  2. Water cycle and catchment connection
    Water cycle and catchment connection
  3. Cool questions about water
    Cool questions about water
  4. Map the water use
    Map the water use
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  9. School water saving tips
    School water saving tips
  10. Round robin water activities
    Round robin water activities
  11. Cool questions and activities about bottled water
    Cool questions and activities about bottled water
  12. Life cycle of bottled water – Year 7
    Life cycle of bottled water – Year 7
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  17. Map the stormwater issues
    Map the stormwater issues
  18. School clean stormwater tips
    School clean stormwater tips

Drawing Conclusions

Students are provided with activities that help them further develop their ideas and opinions. T hey describe issues from different perspectives. They identify, examine and justify different points of view.

  1. What should we do?
    What should we do?

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. Water poster campaign
    Water poster campaign
  2. School water policy
    School water policy
  3. Five tip stormwater solution communication project
    Five tip stormwater solution communication project

Assessment and Reflection

Reflection time provides students with an opportunity to value what they have learnt and the learning processes in which they have been involved. Evaluation or assessment tasks during the unit of work will need to conclude.

  1. Peer Assessment Rubric – Presentation
    Peer Assessment Rubric – Presentation
  2. Sample Rubric
    Sample Rubric