Quick summary: This activity asks students to consider the impacts of pollution on our ocean environments by designing and creating a poster.
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- Students recognise that rubbish is a big problem for underwater biodiversity.
- Students understand that we all have a responsibility in preventing rubbish from going into our oceans.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Literacy.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.2.
Australian Curriculum Link:
Year 3 English:
- Draw connections between personal experiences and the worlds of texts, and share responses with others (ACELT1596)
Year 3 Science:
- Represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways such as diagrams, physical representations and simple reports (ACSIS060)
Year 4 English:
- Discuss literary experiences with others, sharing responses and expressing a point of view (ACELT1603)
Year 4 Science:
- Represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways such as diagrams, physical representations and simple reports (ACSIS071)
Time required: 60 mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – Assist students in creating posters.
Resources required: Art materials.
Homework and extension opportunities: Includes opportunities for homework or extension.
Keywords: Rubbish, pollution, environment, biodiversity, waterways, oceans.
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