Earth 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.

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)

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, whiteboard

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Program Details

Program LocationYour School
Max # of Groups (group max 30)6
Possible Start Timesvariable
Grade LevelPrep - Year 2
Program Duration1.5 hours
Program TypeIncursion
Program ThemeSustainability, Waste Minimisation, Worms & Compost
Cost per group $360 + Travel