Quick summary: In this concluding activity students will work in groups to come up with 100 ideas for marine conservation in 10 minutes. Each group will then choose 8 of their ideas (5 of the best and 3 of the craziest) and place these onto a class ideas quadrant. Students should then vote on the 3 most realistic actions and using the information on the student worksheet, plan the implementation and communication of this action.
Following this lesson plan is an ideal way for your school to introduce Zoos Victoria’s Seal the Loop program. You’ll be joining other amazing teachers in making a difference and creating positive environmental change. Go to Zoo Education Online to find further support for you to help you develop your own Seal the Loop program.
- Students will understand that there are a range of actions that we can take at home or school to help conserve our oceans.
- Students recognise that they have the ability to help conserve our oceans and keep debris out of our oceans.
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
This lesson can be used with all the learning areas of the Australian Curriculum. Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.
Topic: Seal the Loop
Time required: 3 x 60 mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee activity.
Resources required: Quadrant drawn on large piece of butchers paper or board (see Teacher Worksheet), Internet access, Student Worksheet.
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: None.
Keywords: Healthy oceans, waste, pollution, conservation, actions, challenge.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.