Middle School: An Ocean of Plastics

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This unit is in a draft stage written in collaboration with Aspire Public Schools and The 5 Gyres Institute. Future versions will be resubmitted to the Science PRP and will also be posted on the 5 Gyres website.

Rating: Quality Work in Progress

Science Discipline: Life Science, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science

Length: Unit

Year Reviewed: 2017

An Ocean of Plastics was designed to help students raise public awareness and take action against the global crisis of plastic pollution by reducing their individual impact, educating their family and communities, and proposing possible solutions to help monitor and minimize the effects of plastic pollution in our oceans.  Students gain a deeper understanding of  how the water cycle and ocean circulations allow plastics to collect in ocean gyres as well as the effects of plastic pollution on marine ecosystems.

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LMB
There are many aspects of this module that I like. I'm wondering if you meant to leave out Lesson 10, of it that was an error of omission?
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Achieve Admin
Hi LMB, Lesson 10 is an optional Albatross Dissection lesson. Here are links to it: Bolus Dissection student handout: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rphA1DgQHVZHo0YlZwMU5rd0E Bolus Dissection teacher facilitation notes: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rphA1DgQHVS3hXMzBLZkxxcFk
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rwoodruff
Where are the additional resources mentioned in the lessons? For example, in the Explain section of lesson 1, the lesson states "provide each group with the description, sample questions, and phenomenon questions related to that Cross-Cutting Concept given in the additional handouts.".
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NextGenScience Admin
Hi Rwoodruff, I unfortunately don't know the answer to your question. I recommend you reach out to the developer either at Aspire or 5 Gyres. Here's a contact us page that might be helpful: https://www.5gyres.org/contact Thanks!
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genny
Hello. Several of the worksheets have expired links. Could you update this :)
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NextGenScience Admin
Hi Genny, Unfortunately, you'll have to reach out directly to the developer (either Aspire or 5 Gyres) for information about the links. Here's a contact us page that might be helpful: https://www.5gyres.org/contact Sorry, and thanks!
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