Grade 5-6: Waste & Energy

This module combines two related topics - Waste and Energy, to explore the relationship that they have with each other and subsequently, the impact that they pose to our environment and society. Learners in this module will engage with both challenges and solutions related to waste, whilst narrowing in on some of the more hazardous types of waste. 

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources3 x lesson plans
2 x presentations
2 x teacher’s notes
1 x rubric
Learner resources1 x worksheet
4 x supporting resources
Projects – experiments1 x presentation task
1 x activity

Module key questions

  • What are some common issues related to waste management?
  • What are some potential solutions to waste management problems?
  • What waste management solution do you think would be best for your community?
  • Why is electronic waste a particularly difficult waste problem?
  • What can you do to help reduce your contribution to e-waste?
  • What are some of the risks associated with using nuclear energy?
  • Do you think the positive benefits of using nuclear power to create electricity outweigh the risks?
  • What are some actions you could take to reduce your dependence on fossil fuels or nuclear energy?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 5 – 6 | 10-12 years
Term3 (Grade 5)
CAPS subjectLife Orientation
Subject strandHealth and Environmental Responsibility
Sub-topicsHealthy environment and personal health

This Module includes:

  • Aligned content: This content is aligned with: Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). A key aspect of these modules is their flexibility and customisation across curricula, such as Cambridge and Steiner/Waldorf Education.
  • A range of teaching strategies, skills and knowledge: The flow of the module has been structured using Project-Based Learning and Design Thinking frameworks. A variety of pedagogical approaches are present between and within each lesson. Learners are challenged theoretically and practically through project and problem-based inquiry of real-world issues.
  • Sustainable Development Goals: Each lesson is aligned to an appropriate United Nation Sustainable Development Goal(s).
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Module Includes

  • 3 Lessons

Zero Waste Toolkit 1-page Brochure