Teacher resources - recycling and reducing waste
Brisbane City Council has created free online lesson plans and fact sheets to help teachers with information about waste minimisation, recycling and litter prevention. These resources provide ideas, games, activities that cover the areas of recycling, waste minimisation, compost and worm farming, litter prevention, waste disposal, nude food and more, and include curriculum links and other educational references.
These lesson plans have been designed by qualified educators with expert waste and recycling knowledge to help teachers meet curriculum objectives. The lesson plans include activities, games and curriculum links for various years on the topics of litter, nude food, organic recycling, packaging, waste minimisation and waste.
- Six ways with a plastic bottle (Word - 108kb)
- Sort it out (Word - 114kb)
- What's in the bin (Word - 165kb)
- Wrap music (Word - 109kb)
What is waste?
- Build a model landfill (Word - 355kb)
- Dinosaurs and all that rubbish (Word - 104kb)
- Time to waste (Word - 120kb)
- What rubbish? (Word - 116kb)
These fact sheets are designed to be printed and used as a resource to help supplement a lesson and help your class find out more about reducing and recycling waste.
- Benefits of recycling (Word - 117kb)
- Common recycling myths (Word - 117kb)
- Compost (Word - 138kb)
- Decomposition times (Word - 126kb)
- How to make your own worm farm (Word - 119kb)
- Landfill (Word - 2Mb)
- The 3 Rs (Word - 109kb)
- Towards Zero Waste (Word - 128kb)
- Waste and recycling facts (Word - 115kb)
- Waste collection (Word - 456kb)
- Waste hierachy (Word - 1.6Mb)
- What are we throwing away? (Word - 254kb)
- What can be recycled? (Word - 112Kb)
- What happens to your recycling? (Word - 100kb)
- What is waste? (Word - 105kb)
- Worm farming (Word - 120kb)
- Aluminium (Word - 162kb)
- Glass (Word - 167kb)
- Paper and cardboard (Word - 166kb)
- Plastic (Word - 170kb)
- Steel (Word - 107kb)
Sort the falling rubbish into the two school bins. Beat the clock and your friends to become Brisbane's best recycler. Once you've mastered lunchtime recycling, take your knowledge home and become the king of composting.
Lunchtime Legends is available for download from the Apple App Store to play on iPads.
Find out what food worms like best in this enjoyable and educational game. Give your worms the right foods, good soil, and water to keep them happy. Watch out for pesky rats and ants.
Worm World is available for download from the Apple App Store to play on iPads.
For more information about these teaching resources and other waste and recycling support for schools, contact Council’s Waste Minimisation Education Officers.