A practical investigation related to sustainable waste management.
Use this teaching resource when investigating sustainable waste management practices with your students.
Waste is one of the most significant environmental issues of the 21st century. In this investigation, students collect, measure and record the waste in one of the classroom rubbish bins in their school. After they have analysed their data, the students then design a poster to inform others of the actions they can take to reduce the waste thrown away in their classrooms.
Read our blog 45 Sustainable Practices for the Environmentally Friendly Classroom for more tips and ideas for teaching the principles of Sustainability.
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NSW Curriculum alignment
Examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments
Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry
Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time
Describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia
Australian Curriculum alignment
The use and management of natural resources and waste, and the different views on how to do this sustainablyElaborationsidentifying some of the resources produced by the environment and where they com...
The nature of contact between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and others, for example, the Macassans and the Europeans, and the effects of these interactions on, for example, people and ...
Present ideas, findings and conclusions in texts and modes that incorporate digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific termsElaborationscomposing, in a range of different text typ...
Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actionsElaborationsreflecting on learning with the assistance of tools such as a K...
Interpret data and information displayed in different formats, to identify and describe distributions and simple patternsElaborationsdecoding the meaning of symbols and emblems associated with Austral...
Pose questions to investigate people, events, places and issuesElaborationsasking questions before, during and after an investigation using tools such as a KWL chart (what they know, what they want to...
Interact with others with respect to share points of viewElaborationsparticipating in role-plays and simple debates which allow for equal presentation of viewpoints (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Cre...
Record, sort and represent data and the location of places and their characteristics in different formats, including simple graphs, tables and maps, using discipline-appropriate conventionsElaboration...
Draw simple conclusions based on analysis of information and dataElaborationsdescribing risks in past times (for example, for those involved in sea travel, exploration and colonisation) and making inf...
Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observationsElaborationsidentifying the types of sources suited to historical, geographical, civic and cultural inquiry and di...
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