Plastic kills seabirds

Screen Shot 2015-11-13 at 11.35.27 AMGrade level: 4 – 5th grades

Skills: Writing big number

Related environmental issues:Reduce, reuse & recycle

Area level: Global

It was reported that about 8 million metric tons of plastic waste, such as plastic bottles and plastic bags, is found in the ocean every year.  And over 1,000,000 seabirds are killed because of ocean pollution every year.

  1. Write 8 million in number.
  2. Write 1,000,000 in word.
  3. How many seabird are killed in 10 years by plastic waste?

Source: New York Times (February 12, 2015) &


Answer keys

  1. 8,000,000
  2. 1 million
  3. 10,000,000 (or 10 million)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s