Don’t Be Trashy
Marine debris is defined as any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of or abandoned into the marine environment or the Great Lakes. This activity will serve as a catalyst for students to derive connections between their actions and the impact on the environment. Students will observe marine debris from around the world, collect their own trash data around school, and use technology to further research. Once the data can be compared, students will communicate their findings in a group setting. Students will improve their inquiry, organizational, and higher order thinking skills by data and technology resources.
Author: Olivia Swanson Jern; EARTH 2015