Project Plastic: A course of  fun and engaging Plastic Pollution lessons for 6-12 year olds

This is a course of fun, easy to follow lessons which educate, inform and inspire young people to affect change in a world where plastic pollution is at a critical level.

We are in a time when people, globally, should celebrate and honour our planet, whose land and sea connects us all. Working together, we can and will protect our shared Earth.

Each well structured 60 minute lesson brings to life key elements in an engaging and experiential ‘hands-on’ way to encourage learning and understanding.

The workshops, and accompanying factsheets, are designed to lead the students through a process of learning to understand how damaging waste plastic is and where it comes from, so as to inspire them with the motivation to do something about the problem in their daily lives.

This course is in conjunction with Earth Day 2020.

(Suitable for ages 6 -12)

Course Lessons

  • The Hazards of Plastics
  • Where it Begins
  • Earth Day
  • Why do we need to Recycle?
  • Reusing Plastics
  • Offsetting Plastic Use
  • Time to Act
  • Quiz Time
  • Oath to the Earth

Fact Sheets

  • Ten Shocking Facts About Plastic Pollution
  • How Much Disposable Plastic Do We Use?
  • What is Earth Day?
  • Why do we need to recycle?
  • Reusing Plastics
  • Making a Herb Garden
  • Waste Decomposition Rates
  • The Plastic Bank
  • Where does litter come from?
  • Quiz Answers and Review
  • Oath to the Earth Promises


  • Elastic Band & Animal Impact Puzzle
  • Class Rubbish Audit
  • Landfill in a Bottle
  • Earth Day Stones
  • Recycling Poster
  • Chandelier/Herb Garden Making
  • A Message to the Adults
  • Plastics Quiz
  • Oath to the Earth
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  • AWDF---Project-Plastic---Plastics-Pollution-Lesson-Pack.pdf

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Created: Apr 4, 2019

Updated: Feb 3, 2020

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