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Year Level(s) Years K-2 Years 3-6 Years 7-10 Years 11-12
Subject Area(s) Geography Science SOSE General Science Earth & Environmental Science
Topic(s) Energy Environment EnviroSmart
Resource Type Units of Work
Publish Date 30th Mar 2011

The Minerals Council of Australia is acknowledged as the provider of this resource.

EnviroSmart is an investigative learning resource for teachers and students. It provides student activities, teacher notes, case studies and fact sheets which encourage students to investigate their school environment and their impact on it. It uses the context of the minerals and energy industry to learn about environmental management and leads to the development of a Sustainable Environmental Management Plan for the school.

Activities are designed around the use and management of air, water, land, energy and waste.

NB: This resource can be downloaded in its entirety or alternatively each section can be viewed from the contents page separately. To navigate from the contents page and throughout the resource, use the orange hyperlinks or click on ‘Back to contents page’ to return to list of contents.

Educational value statement

  • Contains a variety of print resources and links to online resources
  • Provides an introduction to sustainability by using examples from the Australian mining industry
  • Contains lessons that are suitable for different age levels.

Key learning objectives

  • Students describe the importance of minerals and their products to their lives
  • Students explain how the mining industry implements sustainable management practices.
  • Students survey their school to identify unsustainable practices and develop a Sustainable Environmental Management Plan.


  • Science Understanding: Biological sciences; Chemical sciences; Earth and space sciences
  • Science as a Human Endeavour: Use and influence of science
  • Science Inquiry Skills: Processing and analysing data and information; Evaluating; Communicating
  • Geographical knowledge and understanding: Environment
  • Geographical Skills

Australian Curriculum content statements (explicit)

Science: ACSSU032; ACSSU074; ACSSU094; ACSSU116; ACSSU153; ACSSU187; ACSHE035; ACSHE062; ACSHE083; ACSHE100; ACSHE217; ACSHE220; ACSHE120; ACSHE121; ASHE135] ACSIS068; ACSIS071; ACSIS090; ACSIS093; ACSIS107; ACSIS110; ACSIS129; ACSIS130; ACSIS133; ACSIS144; ACSIS145; ACSIS148; ACSIS170; ACSUS174; ACSIS204; ACSIS208

Australian Curriculum content statements (implicit or able to be connected)

Science: ACSSU073; ACSSU176; ACSSU073; ACSSU075; ACSSU112; ACSHE160; ACSHE194; ACSIS091; ACSIS108; ACSIS131; ACSIS146; ACSIS171; ACSIS205

EnviroSmart [Word version]

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