A fun hands on investigation suitable for KS 2-5 (age 7-19) pupils. The Floating Garden Challenge is part of the Girls into Global STEM (GIGS) project aiming to engage pupils, especially girls in STEM subjects
Litter left on beaches, washed into rivers or thrown overboard from boats not only makes the marine environment look unpleasant, it kills thousands of marine animals every year, usually by ingestion, entanglement or smothering.
Bring the issues of littering to life with this lesson which invites children to make their own short film. If time allows, start by introducing the whole school community to the problem by using the accompanying assembly. Then, get the creative juices flowing; this short film, created by primary school children in Bristol is the perfect starting point. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaOAgFMc2Vg. Why not finish by inviting in an audience to see the film shorts, surely then littering will start to become a thing of the past?