In this unit, students learn about the school and home environment and recognise ways that they can care for it. The unit will explore the concepts of reducing, reusing and recycling. The children will explore and describe what makes up their school environment. They will identify ways that they already care for the school and they will also identify ways that they are damaging the environment. The students will investigate the types of rubbish found on the playground and devise a way of testing which rubbish is biodegradable. They will then discuss ways that they can reduce waste and packaging at home and at school. The students will recycle old newspaper and make their own paper from it. The students will design a product that has been made from at least one item of ‘rubbish’. They will also explore some of the processes involved in recycling materials.