Plastic soup

Key stage 2 & 3

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Purpose

Introducing the concept of 'plastic soup'
Discover the underlying causes
Thinking of solutions to prevent the 'plastic soup' from increasing in size

Focus on the subject of 'plastic soup' during this lesson.

Brainstorm with the students via ProConnect to discover what they know about this topic. Watch the video and use the images to talk about the causes of 'plastic soup'. Read the text about Charles Moore and try to work out the missing words in the cloze exercise.
Find information about Gyres and watch the video. Through ProConnect, have students point out on the map where the plastic soup mainly occurs and estimate the percentages around the current plastic waste disposal. Discuss which actions you can take yourself to combat the plastic soup and place these solutions in a mind map via ProConnect.

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Plastic soup
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Purpose

Introducing the concept of 'plastic soup'
Discover the underlying causes
Thinking of solutions to prevent the 'plastic soup' from increasing in size