Learn more about the environmental impacts of plastic and craft a bird feeder out of used plastic containers.
Get your students thinking about the environmental impacts of plastic and taking action. Start by picking up litter from around the school grounds to see just how much plastic ends up getting tossed aside and then get creative by making repurposed bird feeders out of used plastic containers.
3. As a class, head outside for a litter clean-up with tongs, bags and gloves.
See Teaching notes for more info on plastic pollution.
5. Plastic tends to have a very brief life cycle and gets tossed out after a single use. One way to keep plastic out of our landfills and oceans is to get creative and reuse plastic items for another purpose. Gather up your supplies and let’s repurpose yogurt containers into bird bistros:
Our activities provide a link to the core competencies of the curriculum. The activities engage students in understanding the issues of plastic in our world, taking responsibility, and creatively designing solutions.
The activities also connect to a variety of grade-specific curricular competencies and content in a variety of subjects including Physical and Health Education, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts.
BC Hydro uses the power of falling water to create clean, reliable electricity. Water turns turbines that drive generators to produce our electricity. After use, water continues its path through the natural water cycle. There is value in teaching B.C. youth about the important role water plays in this province.
Check out these Tips and technologies for more ways to save electricity.
Over 12% of our waste is plastic, which spells problems for our oceans and wildlife. Check out this National Geographic Kids article on plastic pollution to read tips on how to reduce our plastic waste and understand the issues with disposable plastic water bottles.
Young people are ambassadors of a sustainable future. By understanding the issues and taking action they will be empowered to protect our environment.
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