Watch our Watts is an incursion program designed to help students investigate school energy use, the school’s carbon footprint, and the consequences of increased energy use. The program highlights ways that students can contribute to environmental management at home and at school by undertaking simple actions to reduce their impact on the environment. Students will take part in activities designed to encourage positive environmental attitudes and actions
Key inquiry question
How energy efficient is our school and what can be done to improve it?
Key syllabus outcomes
to enhance mathematics outcomes, particularly in the content strand of working mathematically
to enhance Science and Technology outcomes particularly in the area of scientific investigation
to enhance computer literacy and technology outcomes through the use of iPads, interactive whiteboards and other mobile technologies
Integrating the ‘Sustainability’ Cross Curriculum Priority is a feature of the program.
Previsit and Follow-up activities
Successful excursions have direct links to current classroom learning. Pre-visit activities carried out prior to the excursion will help students better understand their excursion content and provide connectedness and relevance to classroom learning.