A regional waste incineration plant will provide the learning focus, on-site and virtual. An e-learning platform will function as the „out-of-school“-learning location of the power plant. Likewise, students should be made aware of cognitive and affective elements in the „Resource Management“-module for the omnipresent topic of sustainability. The inclusion of society in science and innovation plays an important role, as well as competences in the area of RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation: i.e. inclusion of society in questions, strategies and activities of science) should be taught. As part of an inquiry-based teaching for fifth and sixth graders, students learn in small groups, how to dispose of, reuse or avoid waste. In addition to reusable raw materials of garbage, energy recovery from residual waste should be made tangible and understandable. Via the e-learning platform, students will get access to virtual animations, webcams, measuring sensors and registered measurement data as live data, which are to be edited and graphically displayed in the sense of competence orientation. The e-learning platform requires students to feel like a real member of the society. Pupils should be prepared for everyday situations out of the “real life”. This kind of teaching aims to educate them to responsible citizens of the society.