Managing Microplastics – Grade 7-9

Activity Introduction

Learn all about microplastics and their prevalence in everyday products in this investigative lesson. Learners will get to research eco-friendly alternatives to products containing hidden microplastics.

Grade: 7-9

Resources Required: Variety of items that contain microplastics (see Lesson Plan for list), internet access (optional, for research purposes)

Key Concepts & Skills: Plastic pollution, microplastics, eco-friendly alternatives

Duration: 1 x 30 minute research lesson, 1 x 1 hour presentation preparation

Level of teacher facilitation: Moderate

Curriculum links: Natural Sciences, Technology, Life Orientation

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