Economists will have us believe that the flow of income is circular – money comes in, money goes out. But there’s a lot more to think about in terms of the true cost of items, like mobile phones. In this activity, you’ll explore the human and environmental costs that should also be represented in economic models.
This is a good activity for kids to complete independently.
Ideal for: Lower Secondary
- think and connect
Time required: 40 minutes
Complete lesson for classroom teachers:
- Device with internet capability
- Pen & paper (optional)
Learning@Home from Cool Australia
Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.