Wastebuster News QuizA series of tricky questions for our ace reporters based on Busta’s Breaking News. The whole crew wishes you good luck.
Question 1 What killed the giant Minke whale washed up on a Norfolk beach?
Question 2 What is the worst enemy of flatback turtles in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and why?
Question 3 How could the invisible killer of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch enter the human food chain?
Question 4 Why are seagull numbers falling in the North Sea and what do the gulls mistake Plastic bottle tops for?
Question 5 How do scientists know marine lugworms are sick?
Question 6 Give two reasons why David Rothschild was on Board the Plastiki in 2010
Answer 1 The whale has swallowed plastic waste.
Answer 2 Plastic waste like plastic bags can trap and choke the turtles.
Answer 3 Plankton ingest microplastics from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, crabs and fish eat plankton and humans eat crab and fish.
Answer 4 Seagulls feed their chicks plastic bottle tops which they mistake for squid or jellyfish and the chicks die.
Answer 5 The worms have stopped churning up the sea bed and are slowly dying form ingesting microplastics.
Answer 6 David wanted to see the Great Pacific Garbage Patches himself and warn people about the dangers of plastic.
Reflection Time Think about these extra questions Busta wants to ask YOU Have you got what it takes to be a real Wastebuster?
1 Can you think of ways of reducing the number of plastic bags you use at home and school? You could use some of these ideas for your school’s Primary Earth Summit project. 2. How do you think some of your own plastic rubbish like a drinks bottle could find its way to the sea? 3. Can you think of 5 small plastic items which could be mistaken for food by seagulls? 4. Which type of plastic items could you reuse or repair at home to help reduce the effects of global warming on fragile environments like the Great Barrier Reef?
Pong’s challenge. Can you identify these famous people with a green factor? An actor. Tie breaker 1 It’s Orlando Bloom who drives a hybrid car and has solar panels at home.
Pong’s challenge. Can you identify these famous people with a green factor? A group. Tie breaker 2 Green Day who have written songs about protecting environment.