Waste spotto

Waste spotto

Lesson 8 of 9 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 3 - 4
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • ...

Lesson summary

In this activity students visit waste disposal stations around the school and use a PMI (Plus, Minus, Interesting) tool to investigate how different types of waste are dealt with in the classroom and around the school.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • recognise that there are many different types of waste produced in a school.
  • discover that there are a number of different ways that waste is dealt with at their school.
  • identify ways that waste disposal methods could be improved at their school.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions:

Year 4 Science:

  • Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE062)
  • Represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways such as diagrams, physical representations and simple reports (ACSIS071)
  • Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends (ACSIS068)

Year 4 Geography:

  • The sustainable management of waste from production and consumption (ACHGK025).

Syllabus outcomesST2-11LW, ST2-4WS.

Resources required

  • lead students on school-wide waste tour

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