In this lesson children look at the effect plastic bags have on animals in the ocean, exploring how these carrier bags can stay around for 1,000 years.
Pupils can also look into possible greener alternatives we might have going forward.
This PDF resource includes an article about plastic bags and their effect on animals and the environment, as well as accompanying activity ideas:
- Hold a debate on newer bags that only take three years to decay. Is this OK? Or should we be doing better?
- List as many words starting with the prefix ‘bio’ as you can think of
- Write a five sentence story charting the journey of a plastic bag from the shop to the ocean
- Shopping bags can hold up to 2kg in weight. Investigate how much food this is and how many ways you can get 2kg of food using different items
Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.
What is The Week Junior?
The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.
To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to schools.theweekjunior.co.uk.