MobileMuster Schools Competition - Changing Behaviour

MobileMuster Schools Competition - Changing Behaviour

Lesson 1 of 3 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Environmental
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Systems Thinking
  • ...

Lesson summary

This lesson is one of 3 lessons for Years 5-6 designed to support you and your students to produce quality behaviour change artwork for the MobileMuster Schools Competition, with the aim of encouraging the community to recycle more of their old and unused mobile phones. The 2023 MobileMuster Schools Competition is open, and the theme is ‘Inspiring Recycling Action’. For information about the Schools Competition, visit the MobileMuster website.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • discover the various materials that are used in mobile phones
  • understand the environmental impact of mining and disposing of certain materials
  • understand the importance of recycling toxic and non-renewable materials
  • understand the role emotion plays in human behaviour.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • develop strategies for influencing human behaviour.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions – HASS:

Students will:

learn about types of resources, including natural, human and capital, and how they satisfy needs and wants (AC9HS5K08).

learn about influences on consumer choices and strategies that can be used to help make informed personal consumer and financial choices (AC9HS6K08).

propose actions or responses to issues or challenges and use criteria to assess the possible effects (AC9HS5S06).

General capabilities: Critical and Creative ThinkingPersonal and Social CapabilityLiteracy.

Syllabus outcomes: ST2-2DP-T

Cross-curriculum prioritySustainability

Relevant parts of Year 5 achievement standards:

Students recognise that choices need to be made when allocating resources. They describe factors that influence their choices as consumers and identify strategies that can be used to inform these choices. They describe different views on how to respond to an issue or challenge.

Relevant parts of Year 6 achievement standards:

Students recognise why choices about the allocation of resources involve trade-offs. They explain why it is important to be informed when making consumer and financial decisions. They explain different views on how to respond to an issue or challenge.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitating class discussions and brainstorms, guiding group activities

Resources required


  • Communication
  • Global citizenship
  • Ethical understanding
  • Creativity
  • Community engagement
  • Reflection

Additional info

This lesson has been developed as part of Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week. Following this lesson plan is an ideal way for your school to take part in MobileMuster. You’ll be joining thousands of amazing teachers in making a difference and creating positive environmental change. Take part in the Schools Recycling Right Challenge for Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week. Register your lesson or other activities today!

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