This video on plastic pollution explains why plastic is in our oceans, how much plastic pollution goes into the oceans, and what happens to it as it breaks into smaller pieces over time.
The video gives tips for how we can help keep plastic out of our oceans by buying less plastic, using less plastic, recycling or donating items, rethinking how we use plastic, repairing items instead of replacing them, and refusing to use single-use plastic when possible.
This video provides a clear and concise overview of plastic pollution.
The video inspires action by giving tangible steps students can take to reduce their consumption of plastic and help minimize plastic pollution in our oceans.
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This video could be used in a science class when learning about the oceans, water pollution, the water cycle, or human impacts on the environment.
This video could be used to inspire students to take action in their own lives and teachers could expand on this by having students journal about or track the changes they make in their everyday life.
Students could also use this video as inspiration to create posters, social media posts, videos, or presentations to share the 6Rs from the video in their own way.
Using the action steps presented in the video, teachers could work with students to create a plan for reducing plastic use in the classroom or at school.
This video identifies 6Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink, Repair and Refuse) for controlling plastic pollution. Since the introduction of plastic, the use of plastic has increased and this has posed a cascading effect on marine resources, marine ecosystems, and the health of animals and humans. This resource is recommended, as it provides insights for students to internalize and practice the 6Rs.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
MS-ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
D4.7.6-8 Assess their individual and collective capacities to take action to address local, regional, and global problems, taking into account a range of possible levers of power, strategies, and potential outcomes.