GC1 4. Responsible consumption, lesson 2

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Slide 1: Tekstslide
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In deze les zitten 26 slides, met interactieve quizzen, tekstslides en 3 videos.

time-iconLesduur is: 50 min

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Slide 1 - Tekstslide

Responsible consumption
Beat the microbead

Slide 2 - Tekstslide

Goals of this lesson
At the end of this lesson you will...
- know what microplastics are and why this is a problem
- be more aware of your own microplastic consumption 
- know what you can do to reduce your own microplastic consumption.

Slide 3 - Tekstslide

What is the plastic soup?

Slide 4 - Woordweb

In 1997, Charles Moore, a race boat captain and oceanographer, sailed from Hawaii to Southern California. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, he saw pieces of plastic floating by daily. He later returned to the area to investigate. The concentration of plastic in this spot was strikingly higher than elsewhere in the ocean. Moreover, it turned out that the plastic was not only floating, but also roaming underwater. Moore called the phenomenon the plastic soup, a term now used throughout the world.

Slide 5 - Tekstslide

Slide 6 - Link

Scientist think that by ...... there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans.
in over a 100 years

Slide 7 - Quizvraag

Use the link on the next slide
Scan the information on the website
  • Find one interesting fact
  • Discuss it with your partner
  • Swap facts

Slide 8 - Tekstslide

Slide 9 - Link

How much plastic ends up in the ocean per minute?
1 rubbish bag per minute
10 rubbish bags per minute
1 garbage truck per minute

Slide 10 - Quizvraag

Microplastics are plastic particles smaller than ...

Slide 11 - Quizvraag

Some researchers consider microplastics to be pieces of plastic smaller than 5 millimeters. Other researchers use the limit of 1 millimeter. Microplastics enter the environment through the break down of large plastics in the environment or directly as, for example, microbeads (from cosmetic/hygiene products or synthetic fibers from clothing 

Slide 12 - Tekstslide




4.to set out 

5.a hunch


a. to attempt to do something.
b. a large area of water surrounded by land.
c. a journey undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose.
 d. feeling or guess based on intuition rather than fact
e.the outside part of something.
f. establish or indicate who or what (someone or something) is.

Slide 13 - Tekstslide

Slide 14 - Video

Why do manufacturers add microplastics to their products?

Slide 15 - Open vraag

Microplastics should be banned from beauty products.

Slide 16 - Quizvraag

Slide 17 - Link

Slide 18 - Tekstslide

Slide 19 - Video

Slide 20 - Tekstslide

Slide 21 - Tekstslide

Asssignment: Plenda (10/5)
- Download the app: Beat the MicroBead
- Use the app to take pictures of all the beauty products in your bathroom at home. 
- make a list of all the products that contain microplastics
- How many products are on your list? 
- What are you going to do about it? 
- hand in your answers on Simulise

Slide 22 - Tekstslide

Slide 23 - Video

Slide 24 - Link

I know what microplastics are and why this is a problem

I don't know what microplastics are.
I know what they are but not what the problem is.
I understand the term "microplastics"
I know about "microplastics" and the problems

Slide 25 - Poll

Extra Activity: Microplastics pollution
In groups of four - Read the web page on slide 16 - make points under the three headings using your place mats. Use other websites to find extra information.

Slide 26 - Tekstslide