Flipped classroom - less stuff, more happiness?

Flipped classroom - less stuff, more happiness?

Lesson 1 of 3 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 10
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Environmental
  • Sustainability
  • ...

Lesson summary

This lesson is designed for a flipped classroom, where students learn new content by watching a video in their own time. This strategy provides the opportunity for students to build their knowledge, attitudes and values by themselves, thereby freeing up class time for hands-on work.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • think about whether having less stuff is better for the environment and for themselves
  • build their thinking and questioning skills.

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Lesson Plan
Student Worksheet

Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

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:

  • People can use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they should accept claims, explanations or predictions (ACSHE194)

Year 10 Geography:

  • The human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability (ACHGK070)

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding.

Syllabus OutcomesGE5-2, GE5-3SC4-11PW, SC5-13ES, SC4-12ES

Time needed: 20 minutes.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – allow students to explore the topic independently.

Resources required

  • Internet
  • Laptops and earphones
  • Student Worksheet

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