Topic: Ethics and the Environment – Exploring ways to increase our plastic recycling.

Learning Outcomes

  • Children will learn how long different plastics take to break down.
  • Children will learn alternatives to using plastics
  • Children will learn what an Eco brick is , its uses and benefits
  • Children will create an advertisement for an Eco brick

 

Introduction

Children will brainstorm what plastics they use in their daily lives and we will discuss how we dispose of these plastics. This will be followed by pair work on alternative disposals for them. We will watch a short video on how long plastics take to decompose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uu4cBfjfA8

Teacher will show them an EcoBrick and ask for opinions on it.

Watch EcoBrick video on Cork Seal Sanctuary

Create message to deliver to other classes promoting use of them and how to set up a positive plastic environment in your class.

 

Development

 

Create message to deliver to other classes promoting use of them and how to set up a positive plastic environment in your class.

Make chart to monitor how many days plastic free and EcoBrick advertising poster.

 

Plenary

Deliver message to other classes along with an empty two litre bottle.

Continue to use EcoBricks .

Continue to update plastic free chart.

 

 

 

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