Quick summary: In this module students are encouraged to develop the value of personal contribution to the community and take an active part in making a difference to that community. Within the module the term ‘product stewardship’ is introduced and the importance of looking after, nurturing and taking responsibility for the environment is explored. The module presents the essential knowledge required for learning about sustainability.
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- Students understand the role and impact of resource use;
- Students begin to take responsibility for unwanted resources;
- Students research the concept of product stewardship.
Australian Curriculum content description:
Year 5 & 6 Technology and Design
- Investigate characteristics and properties of a range of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment and evaluate the impact of their use (ACTDEK023)
Year 5 Geography:
- Reflect on learning to propose personal and/or collective action in response to an issue or challenge, and predict the probable effects (ACHASSI104)
Year 5 Science:
- Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE217)
Year 6 Geography:
- Reflect on learning to propose personal and/or collective action in response to an issue or challenge, and predict the probable effects (ACHASSI132)
Year 6 Science:
- Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE220)
Syllabus Outcomes: ST3-13MW.
Topic: Consumption, National Recycling Week
Time required: 2 – 4 lessons
- Interactive whiteboard (IWB)
- Fact Sheet: Product Stewardship
- Go !Animate : online video presentation tool or materials for poster
- Computer access
Digital learning opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities, Interactive whiteboard (IWB), online video presentation tool.
Homework and extension opportunities: Ask students to draw a picture of an environment which is special to them. It may be a park, river, beach or cave. What do they like about this special environment? Describe the sounds, smells and activities that they enjoy doing at the place. Why do they think it is important to look after this special place? Do they feel a responsibility to look after the place for future generations to enjoy?
Keywords: Waste, litter, e-waste, mobile phone, consumption, MobileMuster, product steward.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.