Clean Up Australia - Flipped Classroom - The Majestic Plastic Bag

Clean Up Australia - Flipped Classroom - The Majestic Plastic Bag

Lesson 1 of 11 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 10
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • 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...

  • understand the impact of plastic (especially plastic bags) on our environment
  • understand some of the causes and consequences of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • work independently to think critically and respond to a series of questions.

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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)

Syllabus outcomes: SC4-11PW, SC5-13ES, SC4-12ES. 

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.

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

Time required: 30 minutes.

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

Resources required

  • Internet
  • Devices with earphones
  • Student Worksheet

Skills

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

  • Critical thinking

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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