Ruben experimented with liquid nitrogen, frozen shrinking balloons, freezing water, exploding balloons, fog and tumblewing gliders! Is there anything Ruben doesn't know about science?
Ruben showed us some photographs of deceased seabirds, some of those birds had up to 30 plastic bottle caps in their stomach. These birds died from malnutrition because they had no room left for fish amongst all the plastic in their belly. As we are currently studying seabirds as part of our literacy and integrated unit, the information and images he presented were highly informative and relevant to our learning. We also heard about a scientist and marine expert called Dr jennifer Lavers, who also has a keen interest in saving our seabirds. We'll be keeping a close eye on her research and website for information to enhance our learning.
The following video is confronting, but it is important to understand the impact that plastic has on our environment and our wildlife. As citizen scientists, we are responsible for our local and global environment. We just never know where the piece of rubbish we drop today will end up tomorrow.