Quick summary: This activity asks students to consider the impacts of pollution on our ocean environments by designing and creating a poster.
In 2017, WWF is celebrating 10 years of Earth Hour and 10 years of progress on changing climate change. Our actions on climate change will shape the future for our children. They know more about climate change than any other generation. And they have extraordinary views on what they want for their planet. You and your students can become a part of the movement and start to take action on climate change by visiting earthhour.org.au to register for Lights Out or find your local event. Take part and register for Earth Hour Schools Day on Friday the 24th March and don’t forget to switch off on Earth Hour, on Saturday 25th March 8:30-9:30pm. Switch off to #JoinTheFuture.
- 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.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.