Quick summary: This lesson is one of six lessons for Years 3-8, designed to support you and your students to produce quality films for the MobileMuster Film Competition, with the aim of encouraging the community to recycle more of their old and unused mobile phones. The 2020 MobileMuster Film Competition is open and the theme is ‘Small actions. Big impact’. For information about the Film Competition, visit the MobileMuster website.
This lesson students will help students gain information for their films by exploring the importance of recycling mobile phones and the environmental impact of manufacturing mobile phones. Students will examine reasons why people do not always recycle their old mobile phones. They will conduct interviews, collate and examine data and present their research findings in a poster or appropriate digital format.
- Students understand the importance of recycling mobile phones.
- Students develop open questions to collect qualitative data.
- Students know how to tally data and identify patterns.
- Students can share research findings using an appropriate presentation format.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 3 HASS
- Pose questions to investigate people, events, places and issues (ACHASSI052)
- Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations (ACHASSI053)
- Draw simple conclusions based on analysis of information and data (ACHASSI058)
- Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge, and consider possible effects of proposed actions (ACHASSI060)
Year 4 HASS
- The use and management of natural resources and waste, and the different views on how to do this sustainably (ACHASSK090)
- Pose questions to investigate people, events, places and issues (ACHASSI073)
- Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations (ACHASSI074)
- Draw simple conclusions based on analysis of information and data (ACHASSI079)
- Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actions (ACHASSI081)
Year 4 Science
- Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE062)
- Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and informal representations (ACSIS071)
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability
Relevant parts of Year 3 HASS achievement standards: Students pose questions and locate and collect information from sources, including observations, to answer these questions. They examine information to identify a point of view and interpret data to identify and describe simple distributions. They draw simple conclusions and share their views on an issue.
Relevant parts of Year 4 HASS achievement standards: Students develop questions to investigate. They locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations to answer these questions. When examining information, they distinguish between facts and opinions and detect points of view. They interpret data and information to identify and describe distributions and simple patterns and draw conclusions. They share their points of view, respecting the views of others.
Relevant parts of Year 4 Science achievement standards: Students discuss how natural processes and human activity cause changes to the Earth’s surface. They use provided tables and column graphs to organise data and identify patterns.
Topic: Consumption, Sustainability
Unit of work: MobileMuster Film Competition.
Time required: 90+ mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion, present information, facilitate data collection and interpretation.
Resources required: Student Worksheets – one copy per student. A device capable of presenting a video to the class. Audio or video recording devices (optional). Renewable and Non-renewable Resources Factsheet (optional). Survey Design Tips (optional). Reasons For Not Recycling Mobile Phones (optional).
Keywords: recycling, mobile phones, interview, consumer, sustainability, film, competition, questioning, open questions, data.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.