This teaching resource covers topics such as: how paper is made, how much paper we use, how paper consumption and waste affects biodiversity, water use, energy use and climate change. Suggestions are provided on how we can reduce, re-use and recycle paper and how schools can cut down on paper consumption. The resource is tailored for Grade 3, but could be adapted for other grade levels. The resource provides alignment with the Australian Curriculum in various subject areas, including science and the cross curricular priority of sustainability.
Download the whole Paper Waste Teaching Manual:
Waste - A Teaching Manual Grade 3 - Paper
Or download the individual lesson plans:
Lesson 1 Paper - What is it made from?
Lesson 1 Extension 1 Draw or paint an animal from the biodiversity investigation
Lesson 1 Extension 2 Write a poem
Lesson 1 Extension 3 History of paper and writing
Lesson 2 Environmental impacts of papermaking
Lesson 3 How much paper do we use?
Lesson 3 Extension 1 Box-in-a-Box Game
Lesson 3 Extension 2 Origami Flowers
Lesson 3 Extension 3 Crazy Birds
Lesson 3 Extension 4 Junk mail
Lesson 4 How much paper are we recycling?
Lesson 4 Extension 1 Making handmade paper
Lesson 5 Waste paper reduction in school
Lesson 5 Extension 1 Paper bag game
Lesson 5 Extension 2 Make a school recycling poster
Lesson 5 Extension 3 Hand-made books
Waste Minimisation Officer134 Macquarie StreetHobart TAS 7000Phone: 03 6165 4599 Fax: 03 6173 0254 Email: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au