the class into four groups of six. Explain tasks as follows:
1:One pupil in charge of measuring, using the trundle wheel. One
pupil observing and pointing out litter that the group might fail
2. Groups 2 & 3 - Inside the classroom : One pupil empties the
contents of the classroom bin on to a table covered with a plastic
sack. Each group observes, records and classifies the rubbish. Photograph
the contents of the bin. Each group observes the classroom - is
it tidy? How many bins are in the classroom? Is the bin empty or
full? What kinds of rubbish are in the bin?
Group 3 proceeds to the Main Street. Measure the distance between
the bins. Record the rubbish found on the street. Observe to see
if the bins are full. Look out for hazard, i.e. stray dogs, dog
fouling, broken glass. Photograph an interesting aspect of our survey.
to the classroom, discuss, evaluate and record our findings.
Digital photos developed and used to discuss and reinforce concepts
explored during lesson.
all waste and litter.
Can we cut down on our litter/waste?
Which litter could be recycled?
( glass, paper, cartons, cans and plastic)
was the most offensive source of pollution on main street?
Litter causes pollution which can be a health hazard and also endangers
and group tasks may provide scope for further exploration of science
topics e.g. nutrition, hygiene, disease, water and light.