Media Literacy: Consumer Awareness Lesson - Bottled Water


Science & Consumer Awareness – Help your students develop a deeper understanding of consumer awareness and Science with this engaging lesson on the hidden materials (microplastics) found in bottled water. This lesson examines five popular bottled water brands and discusses what was found in each brand. This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom.

Curriculum Links

This set of lessons can be used for media literacy lessons (discussing how companies get people to purchase their products) or as part of your Health/Science Curriculum. This would be a great starter lesson for Grade 7 or 8 Science to discuss the environmental impact of single use plastics.

Lesson Outline

1. Introduction to Consumer Awareness

2. Bottled Water Questions

3. Journal Entry Assessment (4 Options)

4. Bottled Water Quiz

5. Extend Your Learning Assignment

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Resource Notes

  • Regular reliable internet access is required for this resource
  • Internet must be able to access online video sources
  • This resource is a non-editable PDF, with Google Classroom compatible PDFs included

Unit Includes

  • differentiated and engaging activities
  • individual PDFs of student pages for uploading to Google Classroom or other online learning portals
  • Google Slides graphic organizers for 1 to 1 technology classrooms
  • detailed lesson plan
  • lessons divided up with title pages for easy access
  • detailed teacher directions