This lesson introduces students to the idea that plastics can damage the ocean. Students find out about an ‘Ocean hero’ and their achievements and create a portrait of that hero describing what they have achieved. For home learning, students make a pledge to change one thing to help the oceans.
- Understand facts about plastics pollution
- Research an ‘Ocean hero’
- Draw pictures and write about a significant person
- Present work to an audience
- Plastics pollution (15 mins)
Students are introduced to the idea that plastics damage the ocean and discuss how this occurs.
- Ocean heroes (15 mins)
Students find out about an ‘Ocean hero’ and what they have achieved.
- My ocean hero (20 mins)
Students create a portrait of their 'Ocean hero' and write sentences about them.
- Presentation time (10 mins)
Students present their portraits and talk to their peers about why they chose that person. They then reflect on what they can do to make a difference to ocean health.