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Marine Debris
Marine debris is an environmental problem of global importance, enlisting the concern and action of scientists, policy makers, as well as the general public. This three-lesson kit focuses primarily on plastic marine debris. Students critically examine data and samples and take part in activities that explore the causes, geographical distribution, and biological impacts of marine debris. Each lesson can be completed in about 50-60 minutes, but many of the activities are discrete and can be easily rearranged to fit various curricular objectives and time constraints.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Module / Unit
  • Visual:
    • Video
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
    • Chemical oceanography
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
Microsoft Office: Powerpoint
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information is unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-010-571
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawai'i at Manoa