Ocean Pollution & its Effect On Aquatic Animals

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Link to Resource: http://seplessons.ucsf.edu/node/350
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3
Language:English
Organization:Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP)
Summary:Students brainstorm different sources of pollution. Then, students make their own miniature ocean inside a water bottle, and pollute it with waste and oil to observe the effects on animals in the water. A demonstration shows students the effect of oil on birds' feathers and discuss the consequences of oil spills for water birds.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 3; Big Idea 5; Big Idea 6; Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:K-ESS3-3
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation
Subjects: ecosystem; elementary school; k-3; k-5 geosource; oceans; pollution; waste management; water quality
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