Food chains: Are you eating plastic for dinner?

Food chains: Are you eating plastic for dinner?

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In this activity children will use food chains to explore the impact of plastic pollution in the oceans

Description

Use food chains to explore the impact of plastic pollution in the oceans. 

Following pressure from environmental groups, the government is proposing a ban on microbeads - tiny beads of plastic found in toiletry products such as toothpastes and facial scrubs. These microbeads are finding their way into food chains and possibly onto our dinner plates! 

Includes an optional introduction to food chains activity.

Learning Objective:

-    identify producers and consumers in food chains from different environments, including oceanic

-    construct simple food chains and recognize the complexity of food webs

-    talk about how plastics such as microbeads can enter the food chain

-    talk about the danger of plastic pollution to marine life and environments

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Acknowledgements

These ASE resources were developed by Felix Levinson and Sharon Harris.