Earth Day is a global event and more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in the largest day of action in the world, where people try to make a positive difference to the world we live in.
If you’d like to find out more about Earth Day, we’d suggest taking a look at the official website, where you’ll find some fantastic downloadable Lesson Plans and Activities that focus on the issue of plastic pollution.
Let’s go through a few pieces of EducationCity’s Science content you can use to support KS1 and KS2 (or your region’s equivalent) students’ learning on the theme…
Plastic: #13843 – What do we use plastic for and why?
Plastic Plans: #14986 – Can you think of ten things made of plastic?
Material World: #15021 – How many different materials can you think of?
Bits and Bobs: #13377 – Looking at common objects and seeing what material they are typically made from.
Junkyard: #12616 – A tutorial on properties such as flexibility, absorbency and rigidity.
Hardware Store: #545 – Identify the material that different objects are made of.
Mine for Diamonds: #549 – Identify which rock is most suitable for the purpose described.
Plastic, Wood and Newspaper: #13860 – Which is the odd one out and why from plastic, wood and newspaper?
Comparing Objects: #13753 – Which of the following is the odd one out: rice, water or plastic?
Insulation Materials: #13748 – How many materials can you think of that make good insulators?
Melt Down: #12651 – Understanding that different materials have different melting points.
Blast Off: #12660 – Explore the properties of different materials.
Speed Bumps Game: #1777 – Explore friction by changing a track’s surface materials and the effect such surfaces have on a car’s motion and ability to climb hills.
Vanish: #918 – Decide whether the material is soluble or insoluble.