In Australia, we began addressing the issue of waste in the 1960s and '70s with litter campaigns like Keep Australia Beautiful and Tidy Town Awards. With such a long history of waste reduction campaigns, you would think we had got on top of the waste issue; however, as the recent recycling crisis shows, we're still trying to solve the issue of wast... 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. War On Waste – Understanding Waste – Years 4 to 6
    War On Waste – Understanding Waste – Years 4 to 6

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. War On Waste – Tuning In To Numbers Around Plastic Waste – Years 4 to 6
    War On Waste – Tuning In To Numbers Around Plastic Waste – Years 4 to 6
  2. War On Waste – The Problems With Plastics – Years 4 to 6
    War On Waste – The Problems With Plastics – Years 4 to 6
  3. War On Waste – The Impacts Of Single-Use Plastics – Years 4 to 6
    War On Waste – The Impacts Of Single-Use Plastics – Years 4 to 6
  4. War On Waste – Plastic Straws And Our Environment – Years 4 to 6
    War On Waste – Plastic Straws And Our Environment – Years 4 to 6
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  9. War On Waste – Plastic Waste In The News – Years 4 to 6
    War On Waste – Plastic Waste In The News – Years 4 to 6
  10. War On Waste – What Waste Do We Create At School? Waste Audit – Years 4 to 6
    War On Waste – What Waste Do We Create At School? Waste Audit – Years 4 to 6
  11. War On Waste – What Waste Do We Create At School? Litter Audit – Years 4 to 6
    War On Waste – What Waste Do We Create At School? Litter Audit – Years 4 to 6
  12. War On Waste – Finding Out About Food Waste – Years 4 to 6
    War On Waste – Finding Out About Food Waste – Years 4 to 6
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  17. War On Waste – Fast Fashion Fallout – Years 5 & 6
    War On Waste – Fast Fashion Fallout – Years 5 & 6
  18. War On Waste – The Trouble With E-Waste – Years 4 to 6
    War On Waste – The Trouble With E-Waste – Years 4 to 6

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. War On Waste – Going To War On Waste – Years 4 to 6
    War On Waste – Going To War On Waste – Years 4 to 6
  2. War On Waste – Start A Waste Warrior Team – Years 4 to 6
    War On Waste – Start A Waste Warrior Team – Years 4 to 6