Teachers Guide

Our free resources are aligned to the Australian curriculum and designed for early learning, primary and seconday students. You can use the Teachers Guide to deliver a unit of work or a single lesson on the life cycle of mobile phones. The learning modules cover an array of engaging topics and focus on interactive content. If you want to run a muster at your school or receive our quarterly newsletter, click here. 

Early Learning

Early LearningEarly Learning Module

Preschool

These activities enable children to learn about recycling and sustainability through sensory and play-based learning. They are linked to the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care

Primary

Picturing a Sustainable World

Year 1 & 2

Students will listen and respond to literature that explores the themes of recycling and sustainability. Students will examine literature and create texts and illustrations that envision a sustainable world in the future.

Mobile -phone -compotentsRecycling Mobile Phones

Year 3 & 4

Students identify the environmental benefits of recycling mobile phones. They will develop the understanding and skills necessary to act responsibly and create texts that inform and persuade others to take action for sustainable futures. 

Recycle Rescue

Year 4, 5 & 6 

Students will learn about the environmental benefits of recycling mobile phones and printer cartridges. Playing the Recycle Rescue game they will research key questions about recycling and the impact electronic waste has on the environment.

How to Run a Muster

Year 3, 4, 5 & 6

Students develop, run and review a mobile muster recycling event. They will develop the understanding and skills necessary to act responsibly and create an event that will inform and persuade others to take action for sustainable futures. 

Phone Maths

Year 5 & 6

Students will understand the environmental impact of rapid mobile phone usage in Australia. They will develop skills in graphing and manipulating data that relate to growth. They will present their findings in a visual form.

Mobile -Phone -HistoryHistory of Mobile Phones 

Year 5 & 6

Students will appreciate how the rapid growth of technology has impacted on the development of mobile phones and look at the repercussions of this on environmental sustainability.

Circuit BoardHow Phones are Made 

Year 5 & 6

Students will understand the variety and quantity of resources that come together to manufacture a mobile phone. They will learn that products have life cycles and will be encouraged to consider the impact of the product life cycle on the environment.

Fencepost _250x 167From Waste to Resources

Year 5 & 6

Students will learn about the resources that can be recovered from mobile phones. Students will interpret data from the MobileMuster program and undertake purposeful investigations when interpreting and analysing the data.

Mobile _phonesMap Your Mobile

Year 5 & 6

In this module students will appreciate that there are many different materials that come from all over the world to make mobile phones.

Product Stewardship

Year 5 & 6

Students will be introduced to the concept of product stewardship. They will be encouraged to develop the value of personal contribution to the community and take an active part in making a difference to that community.

Secondary

Inside Of A Phone What's In A Phone

Year 7 & 8
Students apply their understanding of what materials are in a mobile phone. They will learn the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources, and look at the role of recycling these resources in mobile phones.


The Mobile Reuse Debate

Year 7 & 8
Students examine the complex issue of mobile phone reuse and the exportation of phones to developing countries.They will consider the social, economic and environmental impacts of this issue and the impact of mobile phone use and disposal on different communities around the world. 

Recycle Rescue

Year 7 & 8

Students will learn about the environmental benefits of recycling mobile phones and printer cartridges. Playing the Recycle Rescue game they will research key questions about recycling and the impact electronic waste has on the environment.

How to Run a MusterMobile _phones

Year 7, 8, 9 & 10
Students develop, run and review a mobile muster recycling event. They will develop the understanding and skills necessary to act responsibly and create an event that will inform and persuade others to take action for sustainable futures. 

Mobile -phone -compotents

Product Stewardship

Year 9 & 10
Students research the concept of product stewardship. They are encouraged to develop the value of personal contribution to the community and take an active part in making a difference to that community.


Waste to Art

Year 9 & 10
Students will explore the relationships between the arts and the environment. Students will look at the role artists play in raising public awareness about sustainability and create an artwork made from recyclable materials including old mobile phones.

Recycling Mobile Phones 

Year 9 & 10
Students identify the environmental benefits of recycling mobile phones. They will develop the understanding and skills necessary to act responsibly and create texts that inform and persuade others to take action for sustainable futures.  

Circuit Board

The Sustainable Smartphone

Year 9 & 10
Students explore the concept of conflict minerals and gain an understanding of the impact of resources used in the production and consumption of mobile phones. Students will research the Fairphone social enterprise and design a Smartphone based on a more sustainable model.  


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