Waste minimisation and management issues, waste heirarchy, recycling technology, sustainability, personal and social action.
Your students will visit:
EcoSort (Recycling plant at the MRF)
Students will participate in activities to identify key reasons for, and how to go about, reducing waste, and gain hands-on experience of the products made from recycled materials.
Note: Due to health and safety reasons, students will not be going into the EcoSort MRF.
Students will have the opportunity to see where materials that cannot be recycled through the yellow wheelie bin can be dropped and where some of these resources will go.
An opportunity for students to get creative and clever with the pre-used materials at the EcoShop (SuperShed) to meet a 'Changing Rooms' challenge.
Note: All sites are visited over the course of the programme.
Possible success criteria
Students may be able to:
- organise the key waste actions into a hierarchy order of importance for waste minimisation
- explain how recycling plays a crucial part in minimising our carbon footprint
- give examples of how reusing products is an important step in the waste hierarchy.
Thinking – students will be presented with information and activities to enable them to decide how best to act in terms of reducing waste.
Managing self – as a result of learning undertaken throughout the programme, students will be challenged to set themselves an individual goal to reduce, reuse or recycle over the four weeks following the programme.
|Strands||Curriculum level||Achievement objectives|
|Science||Nature of science||5 to 8||Participating and contributing|
|Science||Material world||3||Properties and changes of matter|
|Technology||Nature of technology||4||Characteristics of technology|
|Technology||Technological knowledge||4||Technological products|
|Social sciences||Social studies||3||Understand how people view and use places differently|
|Social sciences||Social studies||Understand how people make decisions about access to and use of resources|
|Social sciences||Social studies||4||Understand how exploration and innovation create opportunities and challenges for people, places and environments|
|Social sciences||Social studies||Understand how producers and consumers exercise their rights and meet their responsibilities|
|Social sciences||Social studies||5||Understand how people's management of resources impact on environmental and social sustainability|
|Social sciences||Social studies||6||Understand how cultures adapt and change and that this has consequences for society|
|Health and physical education||Healthy communities and environments||6 to7||People and the environment|