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Household Toilet Paper  An Audit Primary Middle Secondary Australian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy Australian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking Australian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Sustainability Priority Cooperative Learning Activity
1. In groups of 4  5 students, you are to develop a data collection checklist about the toilet paper your families use. For example:
Brainstorm what other characteristics might be part of your group's checklist.
2. Confer with another group to see what they have on their checklist. Is there anything different that you might add to your checklist. Discuss with your group. Add to your checklist (if necessary). Make sure that each group member has the same checklist to use at home. 3. Individually, you are to undertake an audit of your family's use of toilet paper using the checklist. You are to do this over a two week period and then over another two week period (4 weeks in total).
The Cost of Rubbish Removal at School  Any Alternatives? Primary Middle Secondary Australian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking Australian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Sustainability Priority Cooperative Learning Activity
1. Investigation A selected group of 4  5 students are to approach the Principal of your school to find out the cost of rubbish removal at the school. This group is to find out: a. Landfill cost and amount of landfill that is collected each fortnight  from the ordinary rubbish bins. Calculate the cost per term and year. b. If there are bins for recyclying. If so, how much do these bins cost initially and to replace? c. If there are bins for composting. If so, how much do these bins cost initially and to replace? d. If composting occurs (and why not?), how is the compost used? Does the school have a Kitchen Garden? Do the students learn about food and cook with this food? Is the canteen using the vegetables and herbs grown in the Kitchen Garden in the food that is sold to the students? Why? Why not? 2. Action Research Depending on whether your school currently divides up the rubbish generated, you are to do an Action Research project.
A. If your school does divide up its rubbish
into different bins for collection, you are to as a class, divide into
groups of 4  5 students and... ii. find out how much money is being reclaimed from bottles and cans being recycled and what this money is being spent on. iii. find out how much waste is delivered to the compost or worm farm each week. If this last action isn't occurring, you are to consider creating either a compost or a worm farm. See the Garbage Collector for details. Cost out the creation of a compost or worm farm and the procedures to get the green waste to either of these two solutions.
B. If your school does NOT divide up its rubbish into different bins for collection, you are to as a class, divide into groups of 4  5 students and... 
