Plastic Trash and Wildlife
Pupils examine the negative effects of plastic solid waste on wildlife and consider what they can do to avoid adding to this problem. They collect plastic trash from a local waterway and categorize what they've found.
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Natural Resources and Synthetic Materials
All synthetic materials began as natural materials. An engaging lesson plan begins with a hands-on activity and an example of the type of research that scholars perform independently. Then pupils receive a topic and begin researching the...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Conserving Canada's Marine Biodiversity
The ocean may seem a world away, but you can actually find it in a science classroom! Learners in the lower grade levels explore the concepts of water pollution, apex predators, the worth of animals, and commercial fishing methods. High...
4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Grocery Store Bans Plastic Bags
Students participate in the paper vs. plastic bag debate, then read a news article about one grocery store that is banning plastic bags. In this current events instructional activity, the teacher introduces the news article with a debate...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
Turning the Tide on Trash: Marine Debris Curriculum
Seven pages of fascinating reading on marine debris preface the activities in this lesson plan. Four different activities are employed to simulate how the debris is distributed in the ocean and along beaches. Early ecology learners...
6th - 8th Science