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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- 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