Title: GEMS-U: What Goes Around Comes Around, the Pacific Trash Vortex
Six fifth grade girls, with a passion for our environment,t teamed together for the Girls Engaged in Math & Science project to learn about the Pacific Trash Vortex. The podcast includes geographic information, the impact it has on sea life, an original Stop Motion video, and informational links to guide others regarding this phenomenon. Standard(s):
[SC2015] ENVS (9-12) 11: Engage in argument from evidence to defend how coastal, marine, and
freshwater sources (e.g., estuaries, marshes, tidal pools, wetlands, beaches,
inlets, rivers, lakes, oceans, coral reefs) support biodiversity, economic
stability, and human recreation.
Title: Marine Reserves
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the preservation of marine ecosystems through the creation of marine reserves and the unexpected impact the reserves have on their surroundings. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Standard(s): [S1] ENV (9-12) 12: Identify positive and negative effects of human activities on biodiversity.