Sustainability Education for High Schools

This set of materials for Grade 10-12 provides a flexible tool for teachers to thread sustainability content into the final years of student learning, systematically building on earlier years of education.

The development of the ‘Subject SupplementsSustainability Education for High Schools: Year 10-12‘ was supported by a grant from the Port of Brisbane Corporation and developed by in partnership with Griffith University and the University of New South Wales as part of the Sustainable Living Challenge. The additional Teacher Supplements were supported by a grant from the Queensland Division of Engineers Australia.

Foreword

Foreword by former Minister Rod Welford (2009)
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Module 1: Sustainability & Really Cool Technologies (Energy, Water, Waste)

Teacher supplement for Module 1
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Lesson 1: Sustainable Development – the Opportunity of Our Lifetime
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Lesson 2: Energy – Powerful Solutions for Getting off Oil
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Lesson 3: Water – Solutions that Protect Our Most Precious Resource
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Lesson 4: Waste – Smart Solutions Towards No-Waste Lifestyles
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Module 2: Electricity – Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Development

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Lesson 5: Solar & Wind – Making Electricity From the Solar Cells & Wind Turbines?
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Lesson 6: Steam – How Do We Make Electricity From Steam?
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Lesson 7: Flowing Water – How Do We Make Electricity From Water?
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Lesson 8: Fuel Cells – How Do We Make Electricity From Gas?.
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Module 3: Green Chemistry – Innovations for Sustainable Development

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Lesson 9: Green Chemistry – An Introduction
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Lesson 10: Green Chemistry – Dealing with Greenhouse Gases
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Lesson 11: Green Chemistry – Reducing Toxicity
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Lesson 12: Green Chemistry – Making Better Batteries
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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the support and mentoring provided by Ms Nikki Owen, Mr Rick Morton and Mr Brad Kitchen (The Port of Brisbane Corporation). Content was peer reviewed by Mr Cameron Mackenzie (Queensland Department of Education), and Mr Ben Roche (National Manager, Sustainable Living Challenge, University of New South Wales). The development of this publication has been supported by the contribution of non-staff related on-costs and administrative support by the Centre for Environment and Systems Research (CESR) at Griffith University; and the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University. The material has been researched and developed by the team from The Natural Edge Project.

The authors would also like to acknowledge the support and mentoring provided by Mr Ian McEwan (Executive Director, QLD Division), Mr David Finch and Mr Geoff Haig (Education Linkages Group, QLD Division). With thanks to the teachers of South East Queensland to gave their time and contributions to refining this resource in March 2011. The following team members also provided support in the review of the resource: Mr David Sparks, Ms Angie Reeve and Mr Matt Sorenson.

 

Citations

Subject Supplements: Desha, C., Hargroves, K., Smith, M. and Stasinopoulos, P. (2008) Sustainability Education for High Schools: Year 10-12 – Subject Supplements, The Natural Edge Project, Australia.

Teacher Supplements: Desha, C., Hargroves, K. and Farr, A. (2011) Sustainability Education for High Schools: Year 10-12 – Teacher Supplements, The Natural Edge Project, Australia.