Transport

Here you’ll find:

Teaching resources including:

  •  information on the environmental impact of the various types of transport
  •  ideas for promoting "active transport” units of work
  •  lesson plans
  •  support materials
  • curriculum connections.

 

Student activities including self-guided investigations and ways to encourage active transport.

Teaching resources

Primary

The GreenWay Schools Sustainability Program - a local model of sustainability involving 23 primary schools creating a walking and cycling corridor. Video explaining the project.
Stage 2 | Science and Technology, HSIE, Creative Arts, Mathematics | Unit of work, Curriculum framework, Student activities  | Local Sydney Councils, RTA, RailCorp, Sydney Water

Transport and greenhouse gases - analyses the various modes of transport and relates them to their impact on the environment.
Stages 2 - 3 | HSIE | Information, Lesson ideas, Student activity sheets  | Clean up Australia

National walk safely to school day - an annual event, promoting road safety, health and the environment.
Stages ES1 - 3 | Science and Technology, HSIE, PDHPE | Program information  | Pedestrian Council of Australia

 Walking school bus - a guide for parents and teachers
Stages ES1 - 3 | PDHPE | Program information  | Travel Smart Australia

Secondary

Cool Australia - Audit your staff's transport footprint

Bicycle information for New South Wales - includes events, maps and information on riding safely
Stages 4 - 5 | PDHPE | Information  | NSW Government

Student activities

The variety of resources listed below focusing on climate change are provided for teachers to incorporate into a class room program. They can be investigated by students independently or be used as part of a group program within the class.

Video resources

How does rice get to the supermarket?
Source: ABC For the Juniors. This activity follows the path rice takes from mill to supermarket. It has questions to answer as you view the video coverage, as well as activities after viewing. Suitable for early primary students.

Fish - from ocean to table
Source: ABC For the Juniors. This activity shows how fish are caught, transported, and processed for the table. It has questions to answer as you view the video coverage, as well as activities after viewing. Suitable for early primary students.

Carbon and the origins of crude oil
Source: ABC Four Corners. This activity follows a carbon atom as the central character in a story about crude oil. It has questions to answer as you view the video coverage, as well as activities after viewing. Suitable for secondary students.

Energy and the solar challenge
Source: ABC Pathways to Australian Science. Tracks the development of energy converters from massive steam-driven engines to solar energy in the cars that race the Solar Challenge.

Interactive computer activities

My design: talking car
Stimulus activity for young students, they can design a talking car, selecting its mood, colour, size and voice.

Dream Machine - Metaphors
Stimulus activity for upper primary students, they can build a dream bike, then create metaphors to describe it.

Dream Machine - Similes
Stimulus activity for upper primary students, they can build a dream bike, then create similes to describe it.

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Page last updated: 22 July 2015