The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Plastic in the Ocean

James T McDonald, James Tarleton McDonald III

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is an intriguing and well-publicized environmental problem. Through exploring this complex issue, students gain insight into aspects of chemistry, oceanography, fluids, environmental science, life science and even international policy. These suggested learning ideas for grades 6-8 will encourage students to explore important concepts about the ocean and how humans impact its health.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-23
JournalNational Earth Science Teachers Association
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 2021


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