Quick summary: Students work in small groups to research the school waste system and then use their research findings to produce a five minute presentation called Our school waste tour.
- Students understand that a school may have many waste collection containers and processes for collecting and disposing of its waste. Together, these containers and processes make up a waste management system.
- Students understand that there are a number of different waste streams in a school.
Australian Curriculum content description:
Year 9 Geography
- Develop geographically significant questions and plan an inquiry that identifies and applies appropriate geographical methodologies and concepts (ACHGS063)
- Collect, select, record and organise relevant geographical data and information, using ethical protocols, from a range of appropriate primary and secondary sources (ACHGS064)
- The effects of the production and consumption of goods on places and environments throughout the world (ACHGK068)
- Present findings, arguments and explanations in a range of appropriate communication forms, selected for their effectiveness and to suit audience and purpose; using relevant geographical terminology, and digital technologies as appropriate (ACHGS070)
Syllabus Outcomes: GE4-2, GE4-3, GE4-4, GE4-5, GE5-7, GE5-8.
Topic: Solid Waste
Time required: 60 mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – introduce and direct activity.
Resources required: Art materials, computer, camera, iPad or smart phones with cameras.
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: This activity includes opportunities for extension.
Safety: Students follow Class Waste Safety Code.
Keywords: Waste, school, tour, waste management system.
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