Attention High Schoolers! Get on top of climate change and plastic pollution!High School Science
This is an exclusive event: the launch of the new Take 3 Climate, Clean-up and Classrooms program! This program will add to previous Take 3 programs to include another layer of understanding of the plastic pollution problem – this time through the lens of climate change. Take 3 will be working with students to look at their carbon plastic footprint and how this connects to CO2 emissions. They will calculate how that might look over a year and discuss ways to reduce their carbon plastic footprint.
Three youth guest speakers will present talks - a climate justice speaker, a data analyst, and a climate uni student
WHEN: 19 August 2021, Science Week
WHERE: On-line webinar
START: 9:00am - 11:00am AEST
DURATION: approx. 2 hrs
AUDIENCE: Stage 4/5 (ages 12-16)
EQUIPMENT: computer, kitchen scales, copy of Take 3 Student Worksheet
This program is fully funded and is free for Simply Homeschool students.
To be involved please:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your child/rens name, age, and the email address to receive the webinar link. NOTE: This information will be passed on to Take 3 so they can facilitate the program.
- Download the Student Worksheet - the student will need to set aside all the household plastic (which would otherwise become waste) for a week. If it is food related it should be cleaned so it doesn’t stink at the end of the week. The worksheet is a PDF fillable form and if possible, the student should fill in the waste audit form and weigh the week’s plastic prior to attending.
- Do the C3 Survey. This is a brief, 5 question survey checking student's prior knowledge of climate change and plastics: https://forms.gle/Mfw1EFh6A1evvtxH7
- Download the C3 Resource Sheet. This includes good links to plastics and climate change information.
- If you want a good experiment that shows how plastic is everywhere have a look at the following video and recreate the experiment at 6 minutes: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video-on-demand/climate-change-a-wicked-problem/our-plastic-problem-14334954