Did you know that up to 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the oceans each year? That's too big a number for most of us to imagine, especially if we convert it to kilograms, which this worksheet suggests we do! To really make a point of just how much plastic this is, we challenge the kids to collect and weigh 1kg of waste plastic - quite a challenge, which many will not be able to do. But that's the point.
How Much Plastic Worksheet
Inspire some creative writing on Earth Day perhaps with our "unless someone like you" story paper? Choose from one of two versions below.
In Blue Planet II (2017) David Attenborough highlighted how plastic is slowly killing our sea creatures, fish and birds. Can the kids design a poster encouraging people to reduce how much plastic they use?