Quick summary: During this lesson students investigate the role of knowledge of our environment in jobs both now and in the future. Students begin by exploring the need for green jobs (why we need people to have green jobs) and what some current green jobs might be. Students are then asked to imagine some green jobs of the future, what the job descriptions of these jobs would be and how these jobs would help to protect, conserve and care for our environment.
This lesson is designed to be taught outside. It contains all the tools required for students to reap the benefits of being outdoors while learning the outcomes of the Australian Curriculum. By spending time outdoors and connecting to nature, students are more likely to care for and conserve nature as adults.
- Students recognise the role of knowledge of the environment and ecosystems in a number of occupations (green jobs).
- Students identify ways in which green jobs might change in the future.
- Students recognise the mental, physical and academic benefits of completing classroom activities outside.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 8 Science
- People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have influenced the development of practices in areas of human activity (ACSHE136)
Syllabus outcomes: SC4-13ES.
General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.6.
Relevant parts of Year 8 Science achievement standards: Students examine the different science knowledge used in occupations.
Topic: Outdoor Learning, Biodiversity.
Unit of work: Outdoor Learning Unit.
Time required: 60 mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee lesson, facilitate discussion.
Resources required: Student Worksheet – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet. Strips of paper and pens.
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Keywords: Careers, green jobs, environment, protection, conservation, future, outdoor learning.
Cool Australia would like to thank The Albert George & Nancy Caroline Youngman Trust – managed by Equity Trustees.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.