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Waste – Curriculum planning

Curriculum planning

Waste and Re-cycling

Literacy, Language and Communication
debate the issue of waste and how the world’s richest people produce the most waste, giving well-structured descriptions and explanations for different purposes, including expressing feelings;

read fiction books to discuss issues of waste and the environment, e.g.

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Waste – Activities

Activities: Quick, little preparation required

Story time! 

Read The Paper Bag Prince by Colin Thompson (Red Fox Picture Books) to your class.  Follow this reading with a class discussion about the issues of rubbish and waste.

Quick maths activity 

Plastic bags take 1 second to make, are used an average for 20 minutes and take over 100 years to degrade.  Set problems to investigate these proportions.  For example, what proportion of the time it will be used does it take to manufacture the plastic bag?  How many times longer will it take to degrade and disappear than it was used for?…

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Waste – Teacher Ideas

Activities: lesson plans, schemes of work and projects 

Research Fairphones!

Carry out a class web research project into the Fairphone (www.fairphonecom) Learners can work in teams and also hone their co-operation and communication skills.  Ask the teams to find out the features the phone offers and compare this with a standard mobile phone.  Delve into the thinking behind the production of this phone.  What makes it different?  Why do the Fairphone company consider those things to be important?  Ask each team to produce a review and consider the advantages and limiting factors of purchasing a Fairphone.…

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Waste – Learning about

Learning about….Resources and web-links for the classroom

Plastics Challenge
Practical Action has developed this great set of teaching resources for pupils aged 8-14 years, challenging them to develop solutions to the problems caused by plastic waste globally. As well as investigating the properties, chemistry and life-cycle of plastics, and the problem of plastic waste, pupils also find out about the experiences of waste collectors in Nepal, explore how bio-plastic is made, and create their own recycled plastic products.

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