Waste Education Resource

Teacher Resources & Game Downloads

To support the embedding of good waste management practices early, MACROC developed an interactive educational resource for primary school students. To target key audiences MACROC undertook a market research process whereby we consulted with 100 teachers in the Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly council areas about how they teach waste management. After receiving this feedback Kimberlin Education were engaged to build a single-player game consisting of a series of multi-level mini games that integrate MACROC’s 6 key waste management themes, in a multi-disciplinary approach to learning.

Kerbside Cleanup – Online Game & Lesson Plan

An interactive game with a supporting lesson plan where students explore what illegal dumping is and how it affects the natural environment. Investigate the ways in which your local council prevents illegal dumping with a strong focus on the kerbside collection program. Use the game Kerbside Cleanup to reinforce what items are acceptable to include in a kerbside collection.

Subject

Geography, Technology, Maths, English, Science, Health and Physical Education

Year Level

Year 4

Type of Resource

Online Game, Lesson Plans

Time to complete activity

45 minutes

Park Litter Pick Up – Online Game & Lesson Plan

An interactive game with a supporting lesson plan where students understand the importance of separating three types of common litter found in their school playground. Use the game Park Litter Pickup to test prior knowledge and reinforce the importance of correct disposal of waste and recyclables using the allocated bins. Conduct a playground litter audit within your school grounds to identify the reasons why students litter in the playground and explore how they can better educate their school community.

Subject

Geography, Technology, Maths, English, Science, Health and Physical Education

Year Level

Year 4

Type of Resource

Online Game, Lesson Plans

Time to complete activity

45 minutes

Waste Sort – Online Game & Lesson Plan

An interactive game with a supporting lesson plan where students investigate what happens to household waste and recyclables after it has been collected. The lesson focus’ on the waste pyramid (hierarchy) of avoidance, reuse, recycle and disposal. Use the game Waste Sort to learn about the importance of preparing waste and resources, sorting it properly to avoid contamination at the waste management centers. Complete a scientific investigation on how landfills work and the negative impact that our waste can have on the natural environment.

Subject

Geography, Technology, English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education, Digital Technologies

Year Level

Year 4

Type of Resource

Online Game, Lesson Plans

Time to complete activity

45 minutes