National Recycling Week 

Did you know that Planet Ark is working with some of Australia and New Zealand’s leading businesses to reduce confusion about recycling?

In our latest set of lessons, aligned to the Australian Curriculum for Years 7 to 10, we help you explore the Australasian Recycling Label and what it all means. 

These lessons are designed to help your students dig deep into our new recycling labelling system.

The Australasian Recycling Label is an evidence-based system that provides you with easy to understand recycling information when you need it most. The Australasian Recycling Label removes confusion, saves you time and reduces waste!

 

 

CHECK OUT OUR AUSTRALIAN-ALIGNED LESSONS
Classroom Lesson: Exploring Australia’s New Recycling Labels – Design & Technology – Years 7 – 10
Flipped Lesson: Introducing Australia’s New Recycling Labels – Design & Technology – Years 7 – 10

 

Early Learning Inspiration:   

Looking for ways to introduce kids to recycling at your Early Learning, Kinder or Daycare centre?

It’s never to early to start talking recycling. Planet Ark has helped to develop a series of fantastic lessons aimed at introducing recycling concepts to younger children.

Check out our most popular lesson, Waste and Packaging, where children are asked to investigate different types of food packaging, looking at how it feels, what it is used for and which bin it should go in. 

 

National Recycling Week Early Learning 

Early Learning National Recycling Week Lessons

 

Primary Teachers National Recycling Week Inspiration

Thanks to the team at Planet Ark and their Schools Recycle Right Challenge, we have a set of 25 primary lessons around National Recycling Week – so there are options for all classes. We’ve included a couple of our more recent lessons below to inspire. Check out the complete collection of primary resources and remember to register for the Schools Recycle Right Challenge at http://schoolsrecycle.planetark.org/involved/, so your activities can be added to the national totals.
National Recycling Week – I Have The Answer – NAPLAN Style Reading Practice – Years 3 & 4 National Recycling Week – Circular Economy of Tetra Paks – Year 5 & 6 National Recycling Week Primary
I Have The Answer – NAPLAN Reading – Years 3 & 4  Circular Economy of Tetra Paks – Year 5 & 6 Primary National Recycling Week Lessons
We know it’s not NAPLAN time, but this is a great lesson to get students reading and discussing sustainability, whilst reinforcing reading and comprehension skills at the same time. Explore the circular economy and the importance of considering the environment and sustainability when developing designs for products and packaging.  Check out the complete set of 25 lessons for Primary teachers. 

 

Secondary Teachers National Recycling Week Resources

Thanks to the team at Planet Ark and their Schools Recycle Right Challenge, there are a staggering 36 lessons available for National Recycling Week for Years 7 & 8 and Years 9 & 10. Resources cover most specialist subject groups and let students apply practical solutions to topical issues. Check out some of the most popular lessons below, and remember to register for the Schools Recycle Right Challenge at http://schoolsrecycle.planetark.org/involved/, so your activities can be added to the national totals.
National Recycling Week – Where Did My Phone Go? – Year 7 & 8 National Recycling Week: Using Maths to reduce contamination – Year 9 National Recycling Week Primary
Where did my phone go? – Year 7 & 8 Using Maths to Reduce Contamination – Year 9 Adopt an Element – Year 10
Explore issues associated with the disposal of mobile phones
and other digital devices.
Students will analyse recycling and contamination data.
They will use mean, median, mode and outliner mathematical concepts and identify when each of these can help in an analyses.

Students use an online periodic table to investigate and compare the atomic structure of metals, some of their properties, how they are used and their abundance as a resource.