Explanation of the impact of plastics on the environment suitable for pupils in Key Stage 2 and 3.
This 7 page pack is about the human impact on the world focusing on plastics in photos, infographs and text. There are questions and activities to get pupils to discuss the issue.
The first activity is a guided brainstorm of the impact humans have on the world. Then there is information about the problems globally (e.g. plastic on beaches in Bali and in the stomachs of sea birds). Followed by facts and statistics focusing plastic in the ocean. The next sheet discusses the size of the problem and prompts children to think of objects made from plastic. I have then provided information about how plastic enters the food chains. The children are then challenged to invent a machine to clean up the oceans and to think of solutions in their own school.