Carbon Futures

Description :

Investigate carbon in the environment and how it relates to climate change.

Students will learn about the carbon cycle and the impacts of a changing climate on species survival. Through real-life examples, students will examine how organisations are responding to climate change and be challenged to consider what they can do themselves at home and school.

Students will

  • Discuss climate change mitigation and how they can reduce their carbon footprint
  • Measure a tree to calculate its carbon content
  • Cultivate their own plant to take home 
  • Learn about RBGV's succession strategy

Key focuses

  • Nature of carbon (the carbon cycle)
  • Role of trees and soil in the natural carbon cycle
  • How to respond to climate change

Curriculum Links

  • Level 7-10 Geography and Science
Teacher Resources

Time Action
Morning (10:15 to 11:45)
Afternoon (12:45 to 14:15)


Melbourne Gardens

Recommended year level

Year 7 to Year 10


$16.50 Per Student


Minimum charge is 18 students per class. Maximum class size is 30 students.