Plastic bag mockumentary — a perfect way to kick off an ocean unit
Are you a Planet Earth fan? Richard Attenborough’s clipped English voice? Fantastic video footage? Then you’re in for a treat with The Majestic Plastic Bag — A Mockumentary. I’ve included a link to this little gem in the back matter of Plastic, Ahoy! Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but it bears repeating hear.
Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons narrates, and opens with, “The open plains of the asphalt jungle. Home to many creatures great and small, and the puffing ground for one of the most clever and illustrious creatures, the plastic bag.”
Wouldn’t the video be a great way to kick off a science unit on the ocean, and ocean plastic in particular? Enjoy! (I see cross-overs to Language Arts, too, on introducing satire.)