Quick summary: This activity asks students to consider the impacts of pollution on our ocean environments by designing and creating a poster.
This activity has been created in partnership with WWF-Australia. Earth Hour is the world’s largest community-driven climate change campaign. At the centre of Earth Hour is switching off lights to show a commitment to taking action. Thousands of teachers use Earth Hour’s education program to enrich their curriculum and provide pathways for young people to create change in their world.
Join the program and take part in Earth Hour Schools Day on Friday the 27th March 2020. You can also involve family and friends in Earth Hour on Saturday 28th March 2020 8:30-9:30pm.
- 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.
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities. Optional – infographic creation (e.g. Piktochart).
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.