The Schools Recycle Right Challenge is an initiative of Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week. Schools can participate in the Challenge. Cool Australia has collaborated with Planet Ark and MobileMuster to create a suite of free to access, online lessons that are aligned with the Australian Curriculum and include a collection of digital learning r... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Protected: National Recycling Week – Recycling Labels Board Game – Years 5 & 6
    Protected: National Recycling Week – Recycling Labels Board Game – Years 5 & 6
  2. Protected: National Recycling Week – Recycling Labels Mascots – Years 3 & 4
    Protected: National Recycling Week – Recycling Labels Mascots – Years 3 & 4
  3. Protected: National Recycling Week – Recycling Labels Memory Game – Years 1 & 2
    Protected: National Recycling Week – Recycling Labels Memory Game – Years 1 & 2
  4. Protected: National Recycling Week – Recycling Labels Hopscotch – Foundation
    Protected: National Recycling Week – Recycling Labels Hopscotch – Foundation
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  9. National Recycling Week: Recycle Rescue – Primary
    National Recycling Week: Recycle Rescue – Primary

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. National Recycling Week – I Have The Answer – NAPLAN Style Reading Practice – Years 3 & 4
    National Recycling Week – I Have The Answer – NAPLAN Style Reading Practice – Years 3 & 4
  2. National Recycling Week: My lunch box – Foundation
    National Recycling Week: My lunch box – Foundation
  3. National Recycling Week: My classroom waste – Year 1
    National Recycling Week: My classroom waste – Year 1
  4. National Recycling Week: From history to our classroom  – Year 2
    National Recycling Week: From history to our classroom – Year 2
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  9. National Recycling Week – Can You Recycle a House? – NAPLAN Style Narrative Writing Practice – Years 5 & 6
    National Recycling Week – Can You Recycle a House? – NAPLAN Style Narrative Writing Practice – Years 5 & 6
  10. National Recycling Week – Closing the Paper Recycling Loop – NAPLAN Style Persuasive Writing Practice – Years 3 & 4
    National Recycling Week – Closing the Paper Recycling Loop – NAPLAN Style Persuasive Writing Practice – Years 3 & 4
  11. National Recycling Week – Closing the Paper Recycling Loop – NAPLAN Style Narrative Writing Practice – Years 3 & 4
    National Recycling Week – Closing the Paper Recycling Loop – NAPLAN Style Narrative Writing Practice – Years 3 & 4
  12. National Recycling Week – Closing the Paper Recycling Loop – NAPLAN Style Persuasive Writing Practice – Years 5 & 6
    National Recycling Week – Closing the Paper Recycling Loop – NAPLAN Style Persuasive Writing Practice – Years 5 & 6
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  17. National Recycling Week: Recycle Rescue – NAPLAN-Style Narrative Writing Practice – Year 5
    National Recycling Week: Recycle Rescue – NAPLAN-Style Narrative Writing Practice – Year 5
  18. National Recycling Week: Litter Lyrics
    National Recycling Week: Litter Lyrics
  19. National Recycling Week: Closing the Loop
    National Recycling Week: Closing the Loop
  20. National Recycling Week: From Trash to Treasure
    National Recycling Week: From Trash to Treasure
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  25. National Recycling Week: What a waste – Year 5
    National Recycling Week: What a waste – Year 5
  26. National Recycling Week: Renewable or non-renewable, that is the question – Year 6
    National Recycling Week: Renewable or non-renewable, that is the question – Year 6
  27. National Recycling Week: Break down the waste – Year 4
    National Recycling Week: Break down the waste – Year 4
  28. National Recycling Week: Aluminium Cycle – Year 3
    National Recycling Week: Aluminium Cycle – Year 3

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. National Recycling Week – Collaborative Consumption Project – Primary
    National Recycling Week – Collaborative Consumption Project – Primary