Earth’s Treasures Incursion

Program Overview

Discover the hidden treasures of our amazing planet as we embark on a journey to explore the connections between every day materials and our natural resources. Prepare to challenge your current waste management behaviour at school and home to ensure a sustainable future.

This program can be tailored to suit different levels of understanding, from topic introduction through to topic consolidation.

Victorian Curriculum Links:

    Science: Science Understanding
  • People use science in their daily lives (VCSSU041)
  • Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (VCSSU044)
  • Everyday materials can be physically changed or combined with other materials in a variety of ways for particular purposes (VCSSU045)
  • Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways (VCSSU047)

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Program Outline:

      Treasure Chest of Resources

      Students examine the treasure chest of resources and use their knowledge to classify packaging according to their raw materials.

      Recycling and the Alternatives

      Follow the journey of an aluminium can with this drama based activity to explore what happens when it is disposed of in different ways.

      Nude Food Demonstration

      Identify the various ways waste can be reduced by explore the 5Rs inverted pyramid (Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle).

      Recycling Relay

      Examine common items and decide which can be recycled and determine which are single use that end up in landfill.

      Call to Action

      Students are empowered to create positive change around waste reduction and our shared environment.

    Duration: 1.5 hours

    Restrictions: Program timing considerations: Staff require 10-minutes between groups to reset activities and a 30-minute break for lunch when more than 2 groups are booked. Available to Melbourne Metro area only.

    What to Provide: Multi-purpose room, floor space, white board

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Program Details

Cost (per group): $330.00+GST+travel

Max # of Groups (group max. 30): 4

Possible Start Times: Customised

Grade Level: (F) Prep, Grade 1, Grade 2

Program Location: Your School

Program Duration: 1.5 hour

Program Type: Incursion

Program Theme: Earth's resources, Properties of materials, Recycling, Waste Minimisation