Plastics decision making exercise

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Lesson overview

Students work through an end of unit assessment that includes short answer questions, data interpretation questions and a decision making exercise. The decision making exercise uses information that students will have gathered during the silent debate in Lesson 6.

Learning outcomes
  • Understand the human use of natural resources has caused an environmental situation which needs a solution.
  • Understand that there are different solutions to the problems, which work at different scales.
  • Understand that each possible solution has positive and negative features
  • Practise skills of data gathering from a number of sources; processing, interpretation, analysis, information communication and extended writing.
Lesson steps
  1. Setting up the assessment (10 mins)
    Introduce students to the assessment, providing clarity on the mark scheme and displaying the graphs and charts on the board in case these are not clear on the photocopied assessment sheets.
  2. Assessment (40 mins)
    Students complete the assessment using the information that they gathered during the silent debate and follow-up work to inform the decision making exercise.
  3. Where now? (10 mins)
    Discuss as a class how new found knowledge about a geographical issue can inform action at a range of scales.
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