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Compost creatures

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How to Use the Compost at TEEC

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Lesson Purpose

  1. To understand how a composting system works. 
  2. To closely examine well composted material from our compost heap. 
  3. To discover the types of tiny animals that are responsible for assisting with the composting process.

Time Needed

10-30 mins

Year Level

Year 4 - 7

Instructor

TEEC Staff Member

Australian Curriculum

During the course of this activity it may be possible to target a number of the "Content Descriptions" across year levels four to seven.

Year 4

Science
Science Understanding
Biological sciences
  • Living things have life cycles.
  • Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive.
Chemical sciences
  • Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use.
Science as a Human Endeavour
Use and influence of science
  • Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions.

HASS

Unit 2 :  Sustainable use of places

  • The importance of environments, including natural vegetation, to animals and people.
  • The use and management of natural resources and waste, and the different views on how to do this sustainably.

 

Year 5

Science
Science Understanding
Biological sciences
  • Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment.
Science as a Human Endeavour
Use and influence of science
  • Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions.
HASS
Unit 2 : Managing Australian communities
  • The influence of people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, on the environmental characteristics of Australian places.
  • The environmental and human influences on the location and characteristics of a place and the management of spaces within them.


Year 6

Science
Science Understanding

Biological sciences

  • The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment.
Science as a Human Endeavour
Use and influence of science
  • Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions. 
HASS
Unit 5 : Making decisions to benefit my community
  • The effect that consumer and financial decisions can have on the individual, the broader community and the environment.


Year 7

Science
Science Understanding
Biological sciences
  • Classification helps organise the diverse group of organisms.
  • Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs.
Earth and space sciences
  • Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, including water which cycles through the environment, but others are non-renewable.
Science as a Human Endeavour
Use and influence of science
  • People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have ibnfluenced the development of practices in areas of human activity.
Geography
Geographical Knowledge and Understanding
Unit 2 : Place and liveability
  • The influence of environmental quality on the liveability of places.
HASS
Unit 4 : Analysing liveability
  • The influence of environmental quality on the liveability of places.
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Last reviewed 05 February 2020
Last updated 05 February 2020