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Plastic Waste Teaching Resource

​​​Use this primary school teaching resource to enable students investigate the role and uses of plastic in our world, how plastic consumption and waste affects our environment (particularly in the sea) and how students can reduce, re-use and recycle plastics.
The resource is aligned with various subject areas in the Australian Curriculum, in particular the Science Curriculum. It is tailored for Grade 4 but can be applied in other classes also.


Download the whole Plastic Waste Teaching Manual:
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics

Or download individual lesson plans:
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Curricular Links
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Waste in Society
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Plastic Fantastic?
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Plastic Collage
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Packaging
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Packaging-Free Lunch
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Packaging at home
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Plastic Bags
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Paper bags vs. Plastic bags
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Bottled Wat​er
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Windmills from PET Bottles
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Bottle for Botol

Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Beach Cleanup
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Plastic in the Sea
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Garbage Guts
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Microplastics
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Marine animal entanglement experience
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Make marine animals from marine litter
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Art from Ghost Nets
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Whales, Whale Rescue and Plastic
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Build a Whale Sandcastle
Teaching Manual - Waste - Grade 4 - Plastics - Wrapping up: Reducing, Re-using and Recycling Plastic

Waste Minimisation Officer
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599 Fax: 03 6173 0254
Email: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au