The BBC programme Blue Planet 2 (https://safeyoutube.net/w/EKB6) sparked an outcry about the health of our oceans and the huge threat caused by plastics, but lots of people around the world are working hard to help solve this problem.
Read about Madison Edwards, a 12 year old environmental activist. (https://www.tes.com/news/how-one-schoolgirl-encouraging-others-save-our-oceans-sponsored)
Do your bit to help preserve our oceans by asking them to keep a ‘plastic diary’ recording how much single-use plastic the family uses. As a family choose one thing you will do to use less plastic.
BBC Newsround: What is the problem with plastic?
Not as much fun as some previous week’s but links with our theme this week. Compare the scenes with the oceans we shared in an earlier week.
Plastics in our ocean: https://poly.google.com/view/1-nTW_n5djZ
Ocean dive: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/vr/?mod=article_inline#div
Plastic pollution research questions
Use the PowerPoint above or websites below to find out more about plastic pollution in specific countries.
(United States of America, Australia, China, Canada, Vietnam, Brazil, Thailand, India, Spain, Indonesia, Philippines, Germany)
What country are you researching?
Which continent is it in?
What is the flag?
What is the population?
What is the capital city?
Which is the closest ocean or sea?
Which famous people come from there?
Does the country have any famous landmarks?
How does plastic pollution affect the country?
How much plastic waste does it produce each year?
How does the country deal with plastic pollution?
What other things could they put in place to help solve the problem of plastic pollution?
Other suggested websites for research