Types of Plastics
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By the end of this activity, learners will:
- Describe the different kinds of plastics in our economy
- Be able to differentiate the different kinds of plastics by reading the labels on the plastic products
- Identify which kind of plastic is easily recyclable, and those that are harder to recycle
4. A - Waste and our World - 4–5 Recognize that human activity can lead to the production of wastes, and identify alternatives for the responsible use and disposal of materials.
3.2.2 explore the concept of global citizenship by reflecting upon the following question for inquiry:
What are some environmental concerns that Canada and communities around the world share?
4.1.4 analyze how Albertans interact with their environment by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues:
How are natural resources used by Albertans (i.e., agriculture, oil and natural gas, forests, coal)?
5.1.1 value Canada’s physical geography and natural environment:
demonstrate care and concern for the environment through their choices and actions
6.1.6 analyze how individuals, groups and associations within a community impact decision making of local and provincial governments by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues:
How can individuals, groups and associations within a community participate in the decision-making process regarding current events or issues (i.e., lobbying, petitioning, organizing and attending local meetings and rallies, contacting elected representatives)?
4.A1.1 use a scientific research process and associated skills to conduct investigations
4.A1.5 communicate their findings, using science and technology vocabulary and formats that are appropriate for specific audiences and purposes
4.B1.1 assess positive and negative impacts of human activities on habitats and communities, while taking different perspectives into account
7.C1.1 analyse the social and environment impacts of the use and disposal of pure substances found in technological devices, considering local and global perspectives
C1.1 analyse the social and environment impacts of the use and disposal of pure substances found in technological devices, considering local and global perspectives
7.B3.2 describe ways in which people use the natural environment, including specific elements within it, to meet their needs and wants
Length of Activity
- Internet-enabled device
- Types of Plastics Handout
- Learner Worksheet
Online Lesson Format
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