Extension for Lesson 2.3 - The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Long and Short Effects of Waste


Description: This lesson looks at the waste that plastic products create and the effect it is having on the Pacific Ocean's ecosystem from the accumulation of debris in the North Pacific Gyre. This could be used as an extension to the life cycle analysis lesson 2.3 Taking Stock in the Tread Lightly Teacher toolkit. Process: Part A - extend the life cycle analysis from Tread Lightly toolkit, 2.3 Taking Stock OR do a mini analysis of what materials and food students use on a daily basis and how much plastic it uses Part B - prezi presentation on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch/discussion questions Part C - Case study on plastic bag tax and ban in Ireland and Italy

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