1.5 Humans and Pollution

Pollution is a generally a consequence of human disturbances to systems and can take a variety of forms. A range of pollution management strategies exist that can be applied at different levels.


1What is pollution?
3Pollution management strategies
Chapter Workbook
Vocabulary Sheet

  • Construct a systems diagram to model the impact of a named pollutant in a named location.

Full PSOW here.

Essay Task

“Choose one environmental value system and explain the pollution management strategies that a person with that value system may propose to solve the problem of ocean plastic. Evaluate the proposals.” [9 marks]

Background Information

Watch the video and read the article before tackling the essay. (⚠️WARNING: The video shows graphic scenes of animal death/decay.)

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Google Docs 1.5 essay

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A markbands rubric designed for Google Classroom is available here.