Clean Up Australia - Don't Pay a Packet

Clean Up Australia - Don't Pay a Packet

Lesson 7 of 14 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 3 - 4
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • The Arts
  • Environmental
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students will study the packaging on everyday items and gain an understanding of the various types of packaging that exist. Students will learn about the effect packaging has on the environment. They will look at ways packaging can be refused, reduced, reused and recycled. Students will create their own packaging for an everyday item, which is 100% environmentally friendly.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • gain an understanding of the resources required to make packaging
  • build an understanding of how they can reduce their packaging
  • communicate their understanding by creatively designing a label.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • explain how packaging can impact our environment
  • design environmentally-friendly packaging that meets set criteria.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions: 

Year 4 Science:

  • Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; These properties can influence their use (ACSSU074)
  • Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE062)

Year 4 Geography:

  • The use and management of natural resources and waste, and the different views on how to do this sustainably (ACHASSK090)

Year 3 Science:

  • Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE051)
  • Represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways such as diagrams, physical representations and simple reports (ACSIS060)

Syllabus outcomeGE2-2, GE2-3ST2-11LW, ST2-4WS, ST2-13MW

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.3, OI.8.

Resources required

  • Access to devices with internet access
  • A range of packaging items
  • Permission to go on an excursion to a local supermarket.

Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Problem Solving

Additional info

Following this lesson plan is an ideal way for your school to take part in Schools Clean Up Day or a Clean Up on any day of the year. You’ll be joining thousands of amazing teachers in making a difference and creating positive environmental change.

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