Quick summary: In this lesson, students will work with information about ‘closing the loop’ in the life cycles of consumer products through waste recovery and recycling. This lesson meets selected Australian Curriculum outcomes for Years 3 and 4 in the subject of Design and Technologies.
This lesson has been developed as part of the Schools Recycle Right Challenge for Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week. Register your lesson or other activities so they can be counted towards the national achievement and to receive other free support materials.
- Students will become familiar with the term ‘closing the loop’ as it relates to production processes.
- Students will use their pre-existing knowledge and skills to engage with online resources.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Years 3 & 4 Design and Technologies
- Recognise the role of people in design and technologies occupations and explore factors, including sustainability that impact on the design of products, services and environments to meet community needs (ACTDEK010)
- Evaluate design ideas, processes and solutions based on criteria for success developed with guidance and including care for the environment (ACTDEP017)
Syllabus Outcomes: ST2-11LW, ST2-14BE, ST2-15I, ST2-16P.
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and creative thinking.
Time needed: 60 minutes.
Resources required: Internet, Student Worksheet, Closing the loop Resource Sheet.
Key words: National Recycling Week, Resources, Rubbish, Re-using, Recycling.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.