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Sustainable Schools

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Climate & Environment

Science

Technology

By redesigning our class to be more energy efficient we can help our oceans, forests, atmosphere and waterways return to full health.

avatar Submitted By: Joshua Bell

July 10, 2018

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Energy Essentials

This resource is a PDF document outline a unit of work on energy and how renewable energy can change the way we power our life.

Cool Australia

Website offers resources and videos around the topic of renewable energy sources and sustainability ideas

Supporting Files

Sample marking rubric


This is a sample of a marking rubric that can be used to provide feedback on student achievement

Learning Objectives

  • NSW Science Syllabus ST3-14BE: describes systems in built environments and how social and environmental factors influence their design
  • NSW Mathematics Syllabus MA3-14MG: identifies three-dimensional objects, including prisms and pyramids, on the basis of their properties, and visualises, sketches and constructs them given drawings of different views MA3-1WM: describes and represents mathematical situations in a variety of ways using mathematical terminology and some conventions

Guiding Ideas

What are renewable energies?

What are non-renewable energies?

What types of energy are present in the school?

What types of energy are not present in the school?

What types are of energy are used most in the school? Why do you think that?

Students investigate various types of sustainable practices, resources and fittings suitable for a 21st century classroom. A list of supporting resources can be found in the external references and supporting files section below.

Student Activities

• Students measure the classroom and develop a scale to replicate the original classroom in Minecraft (1m = 1 block)

• Students work in teams to plan their build, deciding on an appropriate building material and roles for the build within the Minecraft platform

• Students complete the build of the original build as a team

• Students use their knowledge of sustainable building materials, resources and fittings to plan a renovation to the original classroom building

• Students work in groups to refurbish their build with a range of sustainable renovations and fittings

• Students use the class developed marking rubric to grade / assess their work

Performance Expectations

Students work to develop a marking rubric prior to commencing their build. See an example of a marking rubric in the supporting files.

Students should refer to the marking rubric throughout the build to track and monitor their progress.

Consider using the rubric for peer to peer feedback / teacher to student

 

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Energy Essentials

This resource is a PDF document outline a unit of work on energy and how renewable energy can change the way we power our life.

Cool Australia

Website offers resources and videos around the topic of renewable energy sources and sustainability ideas

Supporting Files

Sample marking rubric


This is a sample of a marking rubric that can be used to provide feedback on student achievement