Ocean Plastics X-Curric KS2 Unit

Ocean Plastics 7-11 is a Key Stage 2 (KS2) cross-curricular unit of work encompassing science and geography which also develops skills in mathematics, citizenship and spoken language. The unit addresses four key questions; what are plastics, where are plastics, what impact can plastics have and what can I do?

These questions are answered by developing students understanding of properties of materials, living things, habitats and human and physical geography. The unit explores the pros and cons of a variety of plastic products, investigates how plastic finds its way to the ocean and looks at what changes can be made on a local and global scale. Students understand the complex issues surrounding oceans plastics through this units optimistic and innovative approach to challenging attitudes and behaviour.

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  • Teacher-Book_OP711XC.pdf
  • Ocean-Plastics-7-11-L1-Slideshow-What-are-plastics-Part-one.pptx
  • Ocean-Plastics-7-11-L2-Slideshow-What-are-plastics-Part-two.pptx
  • Ocean-Plastics-7-11-L3-Slideshow-Where-are-plastics-Part-one.pptx
  • Ocean-Plastics-7-11-L4-Slideshow-Where-are-plastics-Part-two.pptx
  • Ocean-Plastics-7-11-L5-Slideshow-What-impact-can-plastic-have-part-one.pptx
  • Ocean-Plastics-7-11-L6-Slideshow-What-impact-can-plastic-have-Part-two.pptx
  • Ocean-Plastics-7-11-L7-Slideshow-What-can-i-do-Part-one.pptx
  • Ocean-Plastics-7-11-L8-Slideshow-What-can-i-do-Part-two.pptx
  • Ocean-Plastics-7-11-L9-Slideshow-Design-Technology-The-plastics-problem.pptx
  • Ocean-Plastics-7-11-L10-Slideshow-Design-Technology-The-plastics-solution.pptx
  • Scheme of Work for England.pdf

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Created: Aug 29, 2019

Updated: Mar 17, 2020

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