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Innovative Ways of Keeping the Home Fires Burning

Lesson Overview:

Students will learn about our carbon footprint and its impact on the environment, renewable and non-renewable sources of energy, and the environmental impacts of using renewable versus non renewable energy sources for heating the home.

Year Level/s:

4, 5, 6

Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:

Geography, Science

National Curriculum Codes:

ACHGK022, ACHGK024, ACHGK025, ACHGS032, ACHGS046, ACSHE062, ACSIS103

Strand Content Description:

Geography

  • ACHGK022 - The importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected.
  • ACHGK025 - The sustainable management of waste from production and consumption.
  • ACHGS032 - Reflect on their learning to propose individual action in response to a contemporary geographical challenge and identify the expected effects of the proposal.
  • ACHGS046 - Reflect on their learning to propose individual and collective action in response to a contemporary geographical challenge and describe the expected effects of their proposal on different groups of people.

Science

  • ACHGK024 - The natural resources provided by the environment, and different views on how they could be used sustainably.
  • ACSHE062 - Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions.
  • ACSIS103 - With guidance, plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problems.

General Capabilities:

Critical and Creative Thinking

Cross Curriculum Priorities:

N/A

Curriculum Connections:

N/A

ScOT Catalogue Terms:

Attitudes, Casualty, Conservation, Decision Making, Experiments, Human Impact, Natural Resources, Problem Solving, Reasoning, Scientific Inquiry, Sustainable Development, Waste Management

Theme/s:

Forests - Ecology and Natural Processes, Forestry - Sustainability and Certification, Forestry Products - Processing and Technology, Forest Futures - Carbon Renewable Resources and Innovation

Resource Type/s:

Primary: Activity

Secondary: Lesson Plan, Multimedia, Student Worksheet

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