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Sustainability & Geography

Let’s find out where different foods come from by visiting farms and climbing on rooftops and going into people’s backyards. And get down and dirty with some special guests!

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E14 The One with the Space Waste

Mars One astronaut candidate Dianne McGrath talks about sustainability in space, and challenges assumptions about how food is and should be grown. Students compare and contrast the benefits of taking waste home, processing it in space, and trying to ensure there is no waste produced. Students will design a scenario that involves growing food under a futuristic dome or in a heavily built-up urban area. Several sessions introduce them to hands-on activities to help them consider the key elements of their final design and ask: how can good design meet the needs of plants and people?

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Factastical #6

Community gardens, backyards and even old train track paths are great places to forage for free, fresh food (just make sure you ask for permission first!).

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Free Australian Curriculum-aligned lesson plans, springboards and activities for Yr 3-6.

E14 The One with the Space Waste

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Space Waste
5 6
Science Design Technologies
ACSHE083 ACSSU094 ACSHE100 ACTDEK019 ACTDEP024
Future Food
5 6
Technologies Science
ACTDEK021 ACTDEP025 ACSSU043 ACSHE083 ACSSU094 ACSHE100
Transcript The One with the Space Waste
5 6
Science Design Technologies
ACSHE083 ACSSU094 ACSHE100 ACTDEK019 ACTDEP024
E16 The One with the Domes

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Climate, Culture, Food
4 5
Humanities and Social Sciences
ACHASSI079 ACHASSI073 ACHASSI074 ACHASSK113 ACHASSI094 ACHASSI095
Borrowed Words
4
English
ACELA1487
Flavour Makers
3 4 6
Science Health and Physical Education
ACSSU095 ACPPS036
Transcript The One with the Domes
4 5
Humanities and Social Sciences
ACHASSI079 ACHASSI073 ACHASSI074 ACHASSK113 ACHASSI094 ACHASSI095
E20 The One with the Old Boot

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Seed Bombs
4 5
Science
ACSSU072 ACSSU043 ACSHE083
Grow Your Own
5 6
Science
ACSSU043 ACSHE081 ACSHE083 ACSSU094 ACSHE098 ACSHE100
Transcript The One with the Old Boot
4 5
Science
ACSSU072 ACSSU043 ACSHE083
E19 The One with the Poo

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Worms, Worms, Worms!
4 5 6
Science
ACSSU073 ACSHE062 ACSSU043 ACSHE083 ACSSU094 ACSHE100
Kangaroo Poo Glue
4 5 6
Science Design Technologies
ACSSU074 ACSHE100 ACTDEK010 ACTDEK011 ACTDEK013 ACTDEP014 ACTDEK019 ACTDEK023
Transcript The One with the Poo
4 5 6
Science Design Technologies
ACSSU074 ACSHE100 ACTDEK010 ACTDEK011 ACTDEK013 ACTDEP014 ACTDEK019 ACTDEK023
E18 The One with the Tractor

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Peas in a Pod
3
Mathematics
ACMSP069 ACMSP070
Why is that Farm Here?
4 5 6
Humanities and Social Sciences
ACHASSI079 ACHASSI073 ACHASSI074 ACHASSK113 ACHASSI095 ACHASSI123 ACHASSI124
Transcript The One with the Tractor
3 4 5 6
Humanities and Social Sciences Technologies Science
ACTDEK021 ACTDEP025 ACSSU043 ACSHE083 ACSSU094 ACSHE100
E14 The One with the Space Waste
Space Waste
Yr Level
5 6
Learning Area
Science Design Technologies
Curriculum Code
ACSHE083 ACSSU094 ACSHE100 ACTDEK019 ACTDEP024
Future Food
Yr Level
5 6
Learning Area
Technologies Science
Curriculum Code
ACTDEK021 ACTDEP025 ACSSU043 ACSHE083 ACSSU094 ACSHE100
Transcript The One with the Space Waste
Yr Level
5 6
Learning Area
Science Design Technologies
Curriculum Code
ACSHE083 ACSSU094 ACSHE100 ACTDEK019 ACTDEP024
E16 The One with the Domes
Climate, Culture, Food
Yr Level
4 5
Learning Area
Humanities and Social Sciences
Curriculum Code
ACHASSI079 ACHASSI073 ACHASSI074 ACHASSK113 ACHASSI094 ACHASSI095
Borrowed Words
Yr Level
4
Learning Area
English
Curriculum Code
ACELA1487
Flavour Makers
Yr Level
3 4 6
Learning Area
Science Health and Physical Education
Curriculum Code
ACSSU095 ACPPS036
Transcript The One with the Domes
Yr Level
4 5
Learning Area
Humanities and Social Sciences
Curriculum Code
ACHASSI079 ACHASSI073 ACHASSI074 ACHASSK113 ACHASSI094 ACHASSI095
E20 The One with the Old Boot
Seed Bombs
Yr Level
4 5
Learning Area
Science
Curriculum Code
ACSSU072 ACSSU043 ACSHE083
Grow Your Own
Yr Level
5 6
Learning Area
Science
Curriculum Code
ACSSU043 ACSHE081 ACSHE083 ACSSU094 ACSHE098 ACSHE100
Transcript The One with the Old Boot
Yr Level
4 5
Learning Area
Science
Curriculum Code
ACSSU072 ACSSU043 ACSHE083
E19 The One with the Poo
Worms, Worms, Worms!
Yr Level
4 5 6
Learning Area
Science
Curriculum Code
ACSSU073 ACSHE062 ACSSU043 ACSHE083 ACSSU094 ACSHE100
Kangaroo Poo Glue
Yr Level
4 5 6
Learning Area
Science Design Technologies
Curriculum Code
ACSSU074 ACSHE100 ACTDEK010 ACTDEK011 ACTDEK013 ACTDEP014 ACTDEK019 ACTDEK023
Transcript The One with the Poo
Yr Level
4 5 6
Learning Area
Science Design Technologies
Curriculum Code
ACSSU074 ACSHE100 ACTDEK010 ACTDEK011 ACTDEK013 ACTDEP014 ACTDEK019 ACTDEK023
E18 The One with the Tractor
Peas in a Pod
Yr Level
3
Learning Area
Mathematics
Curriculum Code
ACMSP069 ACMSP070
Why is that Farm Here?
Yr Level
4 5 6
Learning Area
Humanities and Social Sciences
Curriculum Code
ACHASSI079 ACHASSI073 ACHASSI074 ACHASSK113 ACHASSI095 ACHASSI123 ACHASSI124
Transcript The One with the Tractor
Yr Level
3 4 5 6
Learning Area
Humanities and Social Sciences Technologies Science
Curriculum Code
ACTDEK021 ACTDEP025 ACSSU043 ACSHE083 ACSSU094 ACSHE100