SCIENCE 5/4-5/10

Introduction to plastics and the ocean. Answer all questions in purple on a single google doc and submit to me by 5/10.

1. Describe the image posted here and write a paragraph detailing: Would you want to swim there? Do you think animals want to swim there? How does it make you feel? What caused this? Is this a good way to treat our environment? Put your thoughts into a google doc and submit it with the title – Introduction to Plastics – Week 1
What do you think when you look at this picture?

The effects of ocean plastics pollution.

1.  Define the words:  respect, empathy.

2.  Look at the following images and describe how plastics can harm sea life.
3.  How can we show respect and empathy for ocean wild life?

How does plastics hurt marine life?
How could this have happened?
How do you think this happened?

Watch the following two videos:

Answer the following questions on a google doc as part of your document for Week 1

  1. Who is Capt. Charles Moore?
  2. What does he do?
  3. What is a gyre and why is it called a garbage patch?
  4. What are Nurdles?
  5. What are plankton?
  6. What has he discovered about the ratio of plastics to plankton in the ocean?  
  7. Has this ratio changed?
  8. What are the effects of plastics on birds?
  9. What are the effects of plastics on fish?
  10. What is found in the stomach contents of Albatross chicks?
  11. What are the suggestions to solve the problem?

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