Organic waste as a resource. We can reduce and utilise organic waste by decisions we make. We are all responsible for the waste we produce. Sustainability, personal and social responsibility for action, natural cycles for dealing with waste, organic waste as a resource.
Students will discover the six important ingredients for good composting and how to use them for successful hot heap composting.
Students can then either:
- Discover how to maintain a worm farm by correct feeding, and adding suitable bedding, how to harvest the castings and worm tea (liquid fertiliser), or
- Discover how effective micro-organisms (EM) can be used to compost food scraps by anaerobic fermentation.
- Participating and contributing – students will become actively involved in exploring sustainable choices in order to reduce waste.
- Thinking – developing an understanding of processes through action
- Managing self – contributing to sustainability of their environment.
Possible success criteria
Students may be able to:
- explain at least one way that we can reduce waste in our lives
- explain the cycle of organics
- explain the process and methods of making compost for home or school
- identify the correct materials to go into the Organics wheelie bin and explain some maintenance tips
- identify actions they can take to encourage better use of organic resources in their lives.
|Learning areas||Strands||Curriculum level||Achievement objectives|
|Science||Living world||2, 3, 5, 6, 8||Life processes|
|Science||Living world||3 and 4||Ecology|
|Science||Living world||8||Ecology Evolution|
|Science||3 and 4||Properties and changes of matter|
|Science||Nature of Science||2||Participating and contributing|
|Social Sciences||Material world||5||Understand how peoples management of resources impacts on environmental and social sustainability|
|Health and Physical Education||B. Movement Concepts and Motor Skills||2 and 4||B2 Positive attitudes|
|Mathematics and Statistics||Geometry and Measurement||2 to 6||Measurement|