Activity Introduction

cans-supermarket-heroThis Smartboard lesson focuses on aluminium can production and recycling. In this activity students will look at the life-cycle of aluminium production and recycling, and how a closed loop manufacturing process relates to aluminium.

clean up logoFollowing this lesson is an ideal way for your school to take part in Schools Clean Up Day. You’ll be joining thousands of amazing teachers in making a difference and creating positive environmental change.

Interactive components 

  1. Students are asked to match stages of can production to correct images.
  2. Students are asked to choose correct definitions for ‘life cycle’.
  3. Students are asked to create a closed loop process for aluminium can manufacturing.

This lesson can be used with various content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum. For more information see

Download the Smartboard file below.

The Schools Recycle Right Challenge is an initiative of Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week. Schools can participate in the Challenge from the 5th 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 Curriculum and include a collection of digital learning resources designed for students to learn by doing and having fun.

Remember to register for the Schools Recycle Right Challenge so your activities can be added to the national totals.


CanitCoolAustraliaSmartNotebookLesson (Download)


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