Plastic Smart

First and Second Level - In-person Workshop

Class Level: P5 – P7

Duration: 50 minutes

Look into the future of our planet and explore one of the topical problems currently faced by our environment. What exactly is the problem with plastic? How much plastic are we using and what happens to it when we throw it away? Investigate the impacts of plastic on our environment and think critically about what alternatives there may be through interactive investigations and activities.

CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE

SCIENCES

SCIENCES

  • I have contributed to discussions of current scientific news items to help develop my awareness of science. SCN 1-20a
  • I can explore examples of food chains and show an appreciation of how animals and plants depend on each other for food. SCN 1-02a
  • I can use my knowledge of the interactions and energy flow between plants and
    animals in ecosystems, food chains and webs. I have contributed to the design or conservation of a wildlife area. SCN 2-02a
  • I can report and comment on current scientific news items to develop my knowledge and understanding of topical science. SCN 2-20b

SOCIAL STUDIES

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • I can consider ways of looking after my school or community and can encourage others to care for their environment. SOC 1-08a
  • I can discuss the environmental impact of human activity and suggest ways in which we can live in a more environmentally responsible way. SOC 2-08a

LITERACY

LITERACY

  • When I engage with others, I know when and how to listen, when to talk, how much to say, when to ask questions and how to respond with respect. LIT 1-02a
  • I can show my understanding of what I listen to or watch by responding to and asking different kinds of questions. LIT 1-07a
  • When I engage with others, I can respond in ways appropriate to my role, show
    that I value others’ contributions and use these to build on thinking. LIT 2-02a

MATHEMATICS & NUMERACY

MATHEMATICS & NUMERACY

  • I have begun to develop a sense of how long tasks take by measuring the time taken to complete a range of activities using a variety of timers. MNU 1-10c