Learn about plastic management and diversion in Canada and explore what our local municipalities are doing to address plastic pollution.
Learn about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and explore how a circular economy for plastics aligns with the climate action goals of a country.
GreenLearning's Spiral Inquiry gets learners excited about research and investigation. New inquiry models that encourage open-ended and learner-centred investigations are now key components in provincial curricula across Canada, and our Spiral Inquiry method is a robust model that's clear and helpful to educators and learners.
Learners will get to collect flowing water and/or sediment samples to analytically test for plastics via density separation and visual inspection.
This activity introduces learners to plastics, when they were created, and how they are used in our daily lives
Learners will explore how plastic waste harms the environment by exploring its effects on land, water and air.
Over a term, Learners will monitor their plastic waste on a weekly basis for a term and then take actions to reduce their plastic footprint.
Learners will explore ways in which plastic waste can be repurposed to create consumer goods. Learners will complete a make- remake activity where they will go through a design challenge to make something new out of recycled plastic.
Learners will learn about the impacts of plastic on oceans. Learners will learn about the production of tiny plastic particles - called microplastics - and explore how these tiny plastic particles end up in our environments. Learners will learn how plastic particles harm our water bodies, especially when they enter our oceans.
Learners will learn about waste management and how to sort waste correctly - learning how to identify which waste products go into their correct waste bin - i.e. recyclables, organics, garbage and so on.