In this activity, students research the effect of common pollutants on our waterways and hold a mock trial to determine the worst pollutant in the country.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- understand what is polluting our waterways
- understand that how detrimental a pollutant is to the environment depends on how harmful it is, how often and how much it contaminates and how easy it is to clean up
- realise that the best way to control pollution can mean stopping it from happening in the first place
- research an issue to understand different ‘sides’, then argue for and against it with others.
Download the Word file (see link below) for:
- what you need
- what to do
- student handout.
The New Zealand Water and Wastes Association provides the pamphlet Keep it clean: Preventing stormwater pollution.