Bag it!

75 minute program

A DVD will allow students to become familiar with the impact of plastics on the environment, animal health, and human health. Students will identify ways in which they can decrease their daily use of plastic and help enact change within their communities regarding waste. Social and political aspects to the waste stream will be discussed.

Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Middle School, and High School.

Science SOLs: 6.3, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.9, LS.6, LS.8, LS.9, LS.10, LS.11, ES.6, ES.7, ES.10, BIO.8

Concepts and Vocabulary Introduced

Decompose, Biodegrade, Compost, Landfill, Waste Stream, Conservation, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Gyre, Photodegrade, Bioaccumulation, Biomagnification, Stormdrain, Stormwater Runoff, Microbeads, Microplastics, Endocrine Disruptors

Equipment Needed: DVD Player or Computer/Smartboard

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

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