Earth Hour - Healthy Versus Unhealthy Oceans

Earth Hour - Healthy Versus Unhealthy Oceans

Lesson 23 of 27 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 3 - 4
  • English
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Oceans
  • ...

Lesson summary

This activity asks students to consider the impacts of pollution on our ocean environments by designing and creating a poster.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • recognise that rubbish is a big problem for underwater biodiversity
  • understand that we all have a responsibility in preventing rubbish from going into our oceans.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions:

Year 3 English:

  • Draw connections between personal experiences and the worlds of texts, and share responses with others (ACELT1596)

Year 3 Science:

  • Represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways such as diagrams, physical representations and simple reports (ACSIS060)

Year 4 English:

  • Discuss literary experiences with others, sharing responses and expressing a point of view (ACELT1603)

Year 4 Science:

  • Represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways such as diagrams, physical representations and simple reports (ACSIS071)

Syllabus OutcomesST2-4WSEN2-11D

Time required: 60 mins

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – Assist students in creating posters.

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Literacy.

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.2.

Resources required

  • Art materials

Additional info

This lesson has been created in partnership with WWF-Australia. Earth Hour is the world’s largest community-driven climate change campaign. At the centre of Earth Hour is switching off lights to show a commitment to taking action.

Thousands of teachers use Earth Hour’s education program to enrich their curriculum and provide pathways for young people to create change in their world.

For the most up to date Earth Hour dates, times, and events, check here.

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