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A lesson that uses research about the Great Pacific Trash Island (gyre) to investigate the effects of plastic pollution.

Curriculum coverage

KS2 Science

Working scientifically

  • reporting and presenting findings from enquiries…in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations
  • identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments

Properties and changes of materials

  • compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties

Learning objectives

To learn about and investigate the effects of plastic pollution.

To identify the size and location of the Pacific Trash Island

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