CATEGORY: 5-6, STEMLinc

You, Me and Sustainability (Upper Primary)

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview
STEMLINC video conferencing: Investigate how we can create positive change in our classrooms, schools or local communities by making more sustainable choices. Students will have the opportunity to explore heritage spaces, examine the use of single-use and soft plastics in our daily lives and learn about young leaders who are making a difference. Through discussion and real-world examples students will design solutions around issues they are passionate about.

Year Level: 5 – 6

Duration: 1 hour

STEM in a box: No but a rubric handout will be sent through for use during the lesson.

Background Information:  MoAD (the Museum of Australian Democracy) is located in the spiritual home of Australian democracy—Old Parliament House. At MoAD Learning we engage and inform young citizens, empowering them to use their voice and agency. Our digital excursions allow your students to investigate their role in our democracy by exploring historic spaces, participating in engaging interactive activities and developing their critical thinking, historical inquiry and STEM skills. We encourage students to use the inquiry approach to investigate and explore opportunities for change, and to learn how they can use their voice to make a difference.

Prior Knowledge:

No prior knowledge is required.

Learning Intentions:

In this program students will:

  • discuss, question and imagine ways they can make a difference within our democratic system
  • consider simple changes they can make to support sustainability
  • learn how important their voice can be in making change

Activities:

In this video conference students will:

  • discuss how their voice can be heard within our democracy
  • explore heritage spaces within the MoAD building
  • participate in discussions around sustainable materials and making sustainable choices
  • hear from young people making positive changes for our environment
  • use STEM thinking and the inquiry process to evaluate their own lunchbox and consider one sustainable change they could make

Victoria curriculum:

Science – Science as a human endeavour

  • Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (VCSSU073)

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