A science lesson where pupils will discover what plastic is, why it was created and how it is made. They will then conduct a scientific enquiry into single-use plastic products, identifying their properties, uses and environmental implications.
An English lesson where pupils will compare linear and circular economies, particularly in relation to single-use plastic, pollution and climate change. They will then write and deliver a speech aimed at encouraging businesses and local councils to move towards circular economies and build in systems such as a Deposit Return Scheme to capture plastic waste.
An English lesson where pupils will debate the theoretical motion that the concept of Plastic Free Schools should be disregarded until 2042. This will help pupils to recognise the importance of seeing issues from different stakeholder points of view whilst finding out more about the impact of single-use plastics.
Almost a decade ago, Surfers Against Sewage conducted a Plastic Pollution Brand Survey; a brand audit that revealed that the majority of all beach litter (56%) was attributable to just twelve corporations, dubbed the ‘Dirty Dozen’. Use the PowerPoint to introduce the students to this historical data as well as their challenge and the reasons behind it. Together, explore the data gathered 10 years ago that led to the naming of the ‘Dirty Dozen.’ Speculate about how it may be different 10 years later.
Ideal as an introduction to the water cycle, this resource gives an idea for one of so many ways that the fantastically inspirational The Drop in my Drink by Meredith Hooper can be used. This resources uses this book to introduce children to the water cycle and encourages them to question something so vital.
Fractions are everywhere this festive season! Begin by spotting patterns and fractions in wintery shapes and go on to create your own simple baubles which are exploding with mathematical facts! This is an excellent way to use up all those scraps left over from Christmas card making, teaching children about recycling and reuse of materials.
Cities shape our health and well being and people’s decision-making shapes cities. This lesson plan allows children to find their voice and develop their scientific, communication and decision-making skills in order to influence change.
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.
Balloons and sky lanterns may look pretty while they are going up, but when they come down as litter they pose a real danger to marine life, particularly sea birds who can become entangled in the string, and turtles who may ingest balloons mistaking them for food. Learn with your class why the 'Don’t Let Go' campaign is essential to help reduce their impact in your area.
A practical activity which explores the meaning behind giving gifts – and gets pupils making chocolate lollipops with ethical packaging. This lesson enables pupils to consider what makes something a thoughtful gift to give to someone that is close to them, begin to think about where our gifts and gift wrapping come from and discuss more ethical options and create their own gift wrapping by re-using materials that might have been thrown away.
Data handling is so much more engaging when the data is a bit out of the ordinary and this certainly fits that criteria! By using an imagined data set this lesson prepares children to study their own data set once they have participated in a poo patrol project. It can also be used as a standalone data handling lesson.