Sustainability action process: Sustainable transport (Years 3–6)

Primary KLAs:
Human Society and its Environment, Mathematics, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Science and Technology
Educational levels:
Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

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This resource guides students through an extended school-based or local investigation focussed on sustainable transport using the five-step sustainability action process. The resource supports the investigation of a real-world issue or problem. Students develop and implement a chosen sustainability action and then evaluate and reflect on their success and their learning.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(MA2-18SP ) selects appropriate methods to collect data, and constructs, compares, interprets and evaluates data displays, including tables, picture graphs and column graphs

(MA3-18SP ) uses appropriate methods to collect data and constructs, interprets and evaluates data displays, including dot plots, line graphs and two-way tables

(ST2-1WS-S) questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations

(ST2-2DP-T) selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

(ST2-3DP-T) defines problems, describes and follows algorithms to develop solutions

(ST3-2DP-T) plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

(ST3-3DP-T) defines problems, and designs, modifies and follows algorithms to develop solutions

(ST3-1WS-S) plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSIS054) Suggest ways to plan and conduct investigations to find answers to questions

(ACSIS057) Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends

(ACHASSI056) Examine information to identify different points of view and distinguish facts from opinions

(ACSIS071) Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and informal representations

(ACSIS093) Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
Audience:
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Public transport, Transport networks, Environmental sustainability, Sustainable development, Environmental impact
Activities:
Brainstorming, Communication activity, Critical thinking activity, Data manipulation and interpretation, Practical activity, Problem solving
Author:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Friday, 24 February 2017

Resource ID: 5359376b-653b-47ce-8ab4-37968322e29a