Measurement (money): Eco-Craft Fair

1 - Learning Objective

Challenge level ⭐⭐

(designed for children with prior knowledge of the Year 3 and Year 4 programme of study)

Learning Objective

We are learning how to solve a natural world problem by using and applying our knowledge and skills of measurement and money.

Useful prior knowledge:

  • To solve money problems that involve decimals to 2 decimal places

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Credit: CBBC - Newsround

Clip Description

Invented in 1907, plastic is a lightweight, strong and affordable material that is used to make many different products. If you look around your home or school, you’ll find that most things have plastic in them, including your pencil case, games consoles, and even clothing.

In this fascinating clip, we learn that thrown-away plastic is creating problems for the planet and its wildlife. Animals can get trapped in bigger items such as carrier bags or food packaging. Some animals mistake plastic for food when it has broken down into smaller pieces. What can be done to tackle plastic pollution? Watch the clip to find out.

Quick Whiteboard Challenge

In the clip, we learnt that 300 million tonnes of plastic are produced each year with four tenths (40 %) of this amount being used to make single-use plastic items.

How many tonnes of plastic is produced each year to make single-use plastic items?