Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

2017

Series

VA SEA 2017 Lesson Plans

Abstract

This lesson plan invites 7th grade life science students to investigate marine plastic pollution as a habitat for bacteria and human pathogens. Students will examine the hazards of marine plastic pollution and learn about current science. They will have the opportunity to use data to create graphs and discuss patterns.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.21220/V5RQ9V

Keywords

Plastics, Marine Debris, Secondary Education, Lesson Plans

Funding

This work is sponsored by the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative, which supports collaborative research that addresses coastal management problems important to the reserves. The Science Collaborative is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and managed by the University of Michigan Water Center.

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