+ Ocean pollution
+ Ocean current
+ Ocean gyre
+ Food web
+ Scientific model
AP Environmental science topics (from College Board)
I. Earth Systems and Resources C. Global Water Resources and Use
IV. Land and Water Use F. Fishing
VI. Pollution A. Pollution Types, B.Impacts on the Environment and Human Health, C. Economic Impacts
+ Adapted scientific article
+ Student worksheet with post-assessment questions, drawing activity (#STEAM), writing extension and key
+ A free EdCite assignment with 6 quiz questions for elementary/middle school level
+ OneLessStraw campaign led by the kids Olivia and Carter
+ Opening video: show overhead at the start of class. Ask students to write down a couple of questions about the video.
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What does a plastic-removing device look like? Tease the students' curiosity with this short video.