Litter Busters

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Litter Busters

Plastic waste is becoming a huge issue all around the globe. This activity is a fun way to highlight the problem while spending time outside and learning about data handling. For this activity, your class will take part in a litter pick, collecting their results in a tally before transferring them onto a bar graph. They will then answer some questions about what they have found out.

This activity works best away from the school grounds (beach, park, etc.) - you may need to create a risk assessment for the session.  Our risk assessment creator is the perfect tool to create your hassle-free risk assessment. Check it out: Risk Assessment Creator

Resources required

  • Risk assessment
  • Bin bags
  • Rubber gloves
  • Litter Buster resource pack


Persuasive Writing Activity

This topic links in really well with persuasive writing and is a great way to give your class real world experiences while helping to make their learning relevant. Included in this resource are worksheets for students to research, plan, and write a persuasive letter about litter, using what they have found out through the litter pick to support their arguments.

Attached Files:

Teacher Guide.pdf
Results Table (diff. 1).pdf
Results Table (diff. 2).pdf
Results Questions (diff. 1).pdf
Results Questions (diff. 2).pdf
Bar Graph (diff. 2).pdf
Bar Graph (diff. 1).pdf
Research Sheet.pdf
Reducing Rubbish Ideas.pdf
Letter Plan.pdf
Letter Frame.pdf
Persuasive Writing Vocabulary.pdf


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