USING SPREADSHEETS
Litter Detectives

Aim - Find out how much litter there is around your school

Throw the hoop on to the ground in ten different places.

Carefully count the pieces of little that you find inside the hoop.

Write the number on your record sheet.

Now put your results into a little file on the computer.

Enter your numbers carefully.

Do not leave any spaces when you entre the information.

Litter

 

 

Throw

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

Sweet paper

1

 

 

 

 

Crisp packet

 

 

 

 

 

Cigarette ends

 

 

 

 

 

Dog litter

 

 

 

 

 

Take-away food wrapping

1

 

 

 

 

Paper

 

 

 

 

 

Can or bottle

2

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teachers' notes
Each child enters the total number of each type of litter collected in their area. The teacher will need to assign different areas around school to different groups. Safety should be stressed, and litter should only be handled wearing disposable gloves. Ask the children to display their results on pie charts: does the amount and type of litter vary from place to place?