Grade 0-R: Waste Matters

In this module, learners are exposed to the concept of 'waste' and asked to rethink this concept by learning about nature's way of composting and innovating new products from old waste materials. They also learn the concept of the  3 R's (reuse, recycle and reduce) via a lively tune that will get them singing along. 

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources3 x lesson plan
2 x presentation
2 x teacher’s notes
Learner resources1 x worksheet
3 x supporting resources

Model Key Questions

By the end of this module your learners should be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is waste?
  • What happens to the things we throw away?
  • What is recycling?
  • How does nature recycle?
  • What are the 3Rs?
  • What are some ways we can reduce, reuse, and recycle things we normally throw away?
  • How does reducing our waste help the environment?

Module Alignments

Grade | AgesGrade R | 4-6 years
CAPS subjectLife skills
Subject strandBeginning knowledge and personal and social well-being
Sub-topicsThe importance of recycling
Ways in which people pollute the environment
Importance of a clean environment

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 with an appropriate United Nations Sustainable Development Goal(s).
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Module Includes

  • 3 Lessons

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