This week we are finding out about marine (ocean) invertebrates. Sadly, climate change and environmental issues are really affecting them too:
Invertebrate Extinction Crisis
Invertebrates, from molluscs to butterflies to earthworms to corals, exhibit vast levels of diversion. Almost 97% of all animal species on earth are estimated to belong to this group. One-third of the known invertebrate species are now threatened with extinction. Water pollution, water projects, and groundwater withdrawal threaten freshwater invertebrates, while deforestation and animal agriculture is also a great factor of invertebrate endangerment or extinction. In addition, reef-building corals in the ocean are diminishing at an increasing
Watch this clip and then choose at least one activity from the list below:
1. Either create a colourful poster to inform people about plastic pollution in the ocean or create a power point slide show to explain the problem.
2. Learn to draw a squid. When you finished drawing, write around it all the aspects of pollution or climate change that might endanger it.
3. Write a letter to the Minister for the Environment explaining 3 things that are damaging our seas and oceans. Make some suggestions about how we could improve the situation so that there is not so much pollution in the sea.
4. Write a song to express how you feel about the Earth's oceans being polluted.
If you would like me to see any of your work, e-mail it to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org