The Enviroweek Waste Warrior Challenge encourages students to explore their day-to-day wastage and make better choices. This resource is structured in three parts – each being an individual activity.
Part 1 – Tune In: Students explore renewable and non-renewable resources and take responsibility for limiting and considering the environmental impact of unwanted food packaging.
Part 2 – Act: Students plan and develop their own Waste Warrior Challenge.
Part 3 – Share: Students share their experiences and inspire others to take action.
- understand the impact of waste on our environment
- recognise the impact of plastic and plastic bags on our environment
- collect data about the school’s renewable and non-renewable waste management system
- rethink their waste management practices and take action to reduce wastage personally.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian curriculum content descriptions:
Year 7 Science:
- Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, but others are non-renewable (ACSSU116)
- Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations (ACSHE120)
Year 8 Science:
- Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations (ACSHE135)
Year 9 Science:
- People can use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they should accept claims, explanations or predictions (ACSHE160)
Year 10 Science:
- Critically analyse the validity of information in secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems (ACSIS206)
- Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose, including constructing evidence-based arguments and using appropriate scientific language, conventions and representations (ACSIS208)
Syllabus outcomes: SC4-11PW, SC5-13ES, SC5-7WS, SC5-8WS, SC4-12ES.
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative thinking.
Cross-curriculum priorities: Sustainability OI.8.
- Internet access
- Student Worksheet
- Prior to the ‘Tune In’ activity, collect a range of plastic bags to bring into class
- You may need other resources depending on the challenge the students choose to do
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