Sustainability

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  1. Comment

    Welcome to our Exploration Activities.

    • Browse through the activities to identify an area of Sustainability.

    • Describe what we can sustain on our wall. Go to our Wall Wisher link.
  2. Image

    R8413 Yallourn Power Station at dusk

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 22/01/2016
    • TLF-ID R8413

    What are we looking at?

    Describe what you see

    or

    Explain what you think is happening in this image.

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  3. Video

    R9316 Eco House Challenge - Stop Your Gassing, 2007: Two Aussie families

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 22/01/2016
    • TLF-ID R9316

    This clip shows an opening sequence from 'Eco House Challenge' that introduces the Edwards and the Shepherds, the two families participating in the challenge to live in a more environmentally sustainable way, and their 'eco coach', 

    Record your reflections:

    How do you think your family would go in an 'Eco House Challenge'

    What areas do you think your family can improve in?

    What are some possible solutions to your family's 'Eco House challenge'?

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  4. Learning objects

    L1802 Water matters: time to water the garden

    • Learning area Studies of society and environment, Science
    • Published 31/03/2016
    • TLF-ID L1802

    Compare the amount of water used when watering a garden with equipment such as a hose or a sprinkler system. Choose how often and how much time to spend watering the garden. Look at the results of using mulch on garden beds. Use a graph to compare the efficiency of water use options. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.

    Can you apply this to your own home?

    Draw a plan of your home garden

    • indicate areas that have mulch
    • Label each area with information relating to how much water is needed for this particular area.

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  5. Learning objects

    L1803 Water matters: washing the car

    • Learning area Studies of society and environment, Science
    • Published 31/03/2016
    • TLF-ID L1803

    Compare the amount of water used when washing a car with equipment such as a hose or a bucket of water. Choose how often and how long to wash the car. Look at the results of washing a car on a lawn or a driveway. Use a graph to compare the efficiency of car washing options. 

    Conduct your own experiment to test at school. 

    Wash a table or chair and record the results.

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  6. Learning objects

    L1031 Your rubbish pile: reduce your pile

    • Learning area Studies of society and environment
    • Published 31/03/2016
    • TLF-ID L1031

    Look at a huge pile of rubbish that the average Australian produces every year. Take action to reduce the pile. Choose whether to reduce, reuse, recycle, or throw away household items such as bottles, cans, plastic bags, paper and food waste. Consider the consequences of large volumes of rubbish sent to landfill sites. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

     

    How does your kitchen compare? Draw up a table of information to show which areas in the kitchen attracts the most rubbish.

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  7. Learning objects

    L1148 Energy-efficient house: information

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 31/03/2016
    • TLF-ID L1148

    Explore how the temperature inside a house is affected by air flowing in and out. Look closely at the energy effects of design variables in a house such as insulation materials, window coverings and window direction. This learning object is one in a series of four learning objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

     

    Draw a plan of you own 'energy effecient home. Create a model of this plan in Google Sketchup.

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