EARTH DAY: THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH
Earth Day Lesson: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also called the Pacific Trash Vortex, is a wide range of trash, plastic, chemical sludge, and debris floating together in a large mass in the Pacific Ocean.
Use this shocking information to engage your students in ways they can help prevent this disaster from continuing to grow. This makes an excellent Earth Day lesson for an English, Science, or Social Studies class
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INCLUDED IN YOUR PURCHASE
• A 14 slide PowerPoint presentation which includes the following information: What is it?, What does it look like?, How did it happen?, How did it get there? Plastic pollutants, What are the effects?, What is being done? and What can I do? Assignment prompt
The presentation also includes a link to an interesting and informative video for students to watch (youtube required).
• A student handout with all the information from the presentation as well as the prompt for students to create a brochure about the garbage patch with suggestions for how people can prevent the patch from growing.
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