The lessons in this unit have been developed in partnership with Planet Ark. Planet Ark was established in 1992 and has grown to become one of Australia’s most respected and trusted environmental organisations. Planet Ark runs several successful national campaigns that Cool Australia has created resources for: National Recycling Week 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. National Recycling Week: Flipped Classroom – TED Talk ‘less stuff, more happiness?’
    National Recycling Week: Flipped Classroom – TED Talk ‘less stuff, more happiness?’

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: Properties Of Beverage Containers – Year 9
    National Recycling Week: Properties Of Beverage Containers – Year 9
  2. National Recycling Lesson: Manufacturing Materials – Year 10
    National Recycling Lesson: Manufacturing Materials – Year 10
  3. National Recycling Week – Adopt An Element – Year 10
    National Recycling Week – Adopt An Element – Year 10

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 – Secondary
    National Recycling Week – Collaborative Consumption Project – Secondary