What really happens to the plastic you throw away

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Link to Resource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6xlNyWPpB8
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:TED-Ed
Publication Date:2015
Summary:We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? Emma Bryce traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles, shedding light on the dangers these disposables present to our world.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3; Big Idea 7; Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS3-1; HS-ESS3-4; K-ESS3-3; MS-ESS3-3; MS-ESS3-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; elementary school; environment; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; pollution; video
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