Being Sustainable at Home

During Learning from Home our students have been given the opportunity to learn about sustainable living. Check out the activities below!

  • Check out the Animals at the Melbourne Zoo https://www.zoo.org.au/animals-at-home/
  • #earthhour – Don’t use ANY electricity (no electronics, lights or heaters) for a FULL hour to help our earth.What can you do in this time instead of using electricity? Play a board game, draw or play with your siblings!
  • How much waste is created in your house from one meal?How could you put that waste to good use? Are there any seeds from your meal, like pumpkin seeds or a vegetable core? Have a go a planting something in your garden and see if it grows!
  • Get outside! Play in your backyard or go for a walk around the block! Make a list of all the living things you can see. List two things you are grateful for.
  • How long does it take you to walk to your besties/grandparents/shops instead of driving? Use google maps to explore how long it takes you to get to different places by walking, instead of driving. Why is walking better than driving?
  • Go through your cupboards in your room. Take out any item that no longer fits you, or items you no longer wear, and place them in a bag.Drop that bag into the donation bin in the WHPS parking lot when we come back to school. These items can be reused, and you won’t be adding to landfill!
  • Can you study the weather over this week? Keep a record of the weather/temperate for each day. At the end of the week make a graph with the data you have collected.
  • Where is water used in your house? How can you reduce, reuse, or recycle water in your house? Can you place a bucket in your shower to collect running water? You can water your garden with the water that would have went down the drain!
  • Follow the whole life cycle of a product. Follow the life of a banana, maybe your milk, or a packet of chips! What do you think are some of the impacts on the environment along the way? How could you redesign a product so that there is less harm involved in its production and disposal? What choices can you make in your day to day life to reduce waste to landfill?
  • Research your favourite animal! Draw a picture of your favourite animal and write down facts that you have learnt about the animal.
  • Reuse some items in your home to make an animal! Give your animal a name. Where does your animal live, what does it eat? It could be a real or made up creature!
  • Listen to ‘How to Help the Earth’ by The Lorax https://safeYouTube.net/w/hhmR. If I was the Lorax I would help the earth by…
  • Where do bananas come from? Draw a diagram of the lifecycle of a banana.
  • How can we help our planet? Create a mini booklet with pictures to match each idea you can do to help our planet.
  • Choose a type of poetry and write a poem about nature.
  • Complete a nature scavenger hunt
  • Landfill – What is it? Watch this video to find out! shorturl.at/ixLMW. Have a look in your bin at home. Create a poster with three columns – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Decide what items you can stop going to landfill, how can you do this? What items can you reuse? How? Are any of them recyclable? Put them in the recycling bin! Place this poster on your fridge to help your family reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
  • #StrawNoMore Did you know that straws never break down? Watch this Ted Talk to find out more shorturl.at/eEHP6. How can your family reduce the amount of straws you use? Next time you get takeaway say NO to plastic straws! Talk to your family about this issue! Draw a poster to inform people to refuse plastic straws. Email your poster to Miss Ison!
By Wheelers Hill Primary School|2020-08-23T14:13:35+10:00August 23rd, 2020|0 Comments
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