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Teacher guide Green packaging lesson

TLF ID M025351

This lesson plan engages students in finding ways to reduce plastic waste in food packaging. Students investigate problems created by plastic waste then observe ways these issues are being addressed. They design new packaging for food items that currently produce excessive waste then test their designs objectively. The resource includes links to websites and videos, as well as downloadable versions of a lesson plan and assessment rubric. The lesson plan also features suggestions for engaging girls in waste reduction and showcases female role models.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is extremely valuable in addressing the Cross-curriculum priority of Sustainabilty, especially in regards to world views being formed by experiences at personal, local, national and global levels, and being linked to individual and community actions for sustainability.
  • The resource is also valuable for introducing students to women who've made careers in science and science-related fields, and for providing suggestions for engaging girls in STEM.
  • The resource is very valuable in addressing the Science as a human endeavour content description about the values and needs of contemporary society [that] can influence the focus of scientific research.
  • The resource is also very valuable in that it allows students to fulfil the Design and Technologies content description about critically analysing factors, including social, ethical and sustainability considerations, that impact on designed solutions for global preferred futures and the complex design and production processes involved.
  • The resource is valuable in that it allows students to proceed through the steps described in the Science inquiry strand, as well as in the Design and Technologies Process and Production Skills.
Year level

9; 10

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Australian Government Department of Industry\, Innovation and Science
  • Organization: Australian Government Department of Industry\, Innovation and Science
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Government Department of Industry\, Innovation and Science
  • Organization: Australian Government Department of Industry\, Innovation and Science
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
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  • https://www.thegist.edu.au/terms-of-use/