Activity: Pollution detectives

In this outdoor activity, students explore the various types of pollution that exists in an urban environment. They discover the multiple signs and evidence of pollution in a local site, and consider its sources.

  • Key Stage: KS3
  • Time required: 1+ hour on location

About this resource

  • Resource type: outdoor activity
  • Theme: Pollution

Learning outcomes

  • understand different types of pollutants present in urban environments
  • appreciate that organisms are affected by pollutants in the environment
  • appreciate the value of recording and collecting evidence of pollution
  • Curriculum links

Materials required

  • an outdoor space - school grounds, as part of a field trip or as homework
  • Pollution detective case file

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