A matching activity to support research about four main greenhouse gases. Children can identify different sources of greenhouse gases and also discuss ways to reduce emissions. Images could be used on their own as a starting point for research about greenhouse gases and their effects.
Data (bar graph) to show the greenhouse gases produced by the plastic life cycle and projected emissions if plastic production continues.
This resource can support data interpretation, making predictions and discussions about the effect of the plastic production on the Earth’s climate.
Simple explanations of the journey of single-use plastic, from the extraction of oil, to the production of plastic, to the management of plastic waste.
This resource can be used to order the journey of single-use plastic but also as a starter to discuss the effects of the journey on the environment.
Children could consider how we reduce use of fossil fuels/ greenhouse gas emissions and plastic pollution at each point of the plastic life-cycle.
Matching activity to show the different disposal methods for plastic waste.
Children could match the images and descriptions, rank the disposal methods according to the greenhouse gas emissions they create or use as stimulus for PMI (plus, minus, interesting) discussions. Which method would they recommend? How can we reduce the amount of plastic waste created?
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