In this activity students investigate what happens to different solid waste streams in their local area.
- understand that there are a number of different waste streams in a school
- recognise that each waste stream has a different pathway after it leaves a school
- recognise that there are a number of different facilities in a particular region that handle each of these waste streams.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum content description:
Year 9 Geography
- Develop geographically significant questions and plan an inquiry that identifies and applies appropriate geographical methodologies and concepts (ACHGS063)
- Collect, select, record and organise relevant geographical data and information, using ethical protocols, from a range of appropriate primary and secondary sources (ACHGS064)
- The effects of the production and consumption of goods on places and environments throughout the world (ACHGK068)
- Present findings, arguments and explanations in a range of appropriate communication forms, selected for their effectiveness and to suit audience and purpose; using relevant geographical terminology, and digital technologies as appropriate (ACHGS070)
Syllabus Outcomes: GE4-2, GE4-3, GE4-4, GE4-5, GE5-7, GE5-8.
Time required: 60 mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – introduce and direct activity.
- Art materials
- Computer with internet access
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