In this engaging and interactive activity, students will learn about our place in the solar system as they view planet Earth as a spaceship which depends on good passengers and well-maintained systems such as water, energy and waste.
Students will explore the Botanic Garden, investigating the importance of maintaining different environmental elements and discover actions they can take at home and school to promote sustainable futures.
- Explore systems required for a well-functioning Earth
- Learn about the importance of the ozone layer, recycling, water conservation and other aspects of the environment
- Develop ideas on actions they can take to promote a sustainable future
ST2-2VA: demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and shaping sustainable futures
ST2-8ES: describes some observable changes over time on the Earth’s surface that result from natural processes and human activity
ST2-9ES: describes how relationships between the sun and the Earth cause regular changes
ST3-2VA: demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures
GE3-1: describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments
GE3-2: explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments
GE3-3: compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments
PHS3.12: Explains the consequences of personal lifestyle choices.