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Food chains: Are you eating plastic for dinner?

Topic: Animals including humans

Use food chains to explore the impact of plastic pollution in the oceans.

Following pressure from environmental groups, the government is proposing a ban on microbeads - tiny beads of plastic found in toiletry products such as toothpastes and facial scrubs. These microbeads are finding their way into food chains – and possibly onto our dinner plates!

Includes an optional introduction to food chains activity.

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• identify producers and consumers in food chains from different environments, including oceanic
• construct simple food chains and recognize the complexity of food webs

• talk about how plastics such as microbeads can enter the food chain
• talk about the danger of plastic pollution to marine life and environments

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