Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: On Land and in the Ocean

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Plastic pollution is one of the most damaging environmental issues we face today. And no one is more passionate about solving this problem and protecting our world than kids!
This new title gives young science enthusiasts all the information they need to investigate and do their part to help solve this problem now and for the future. Packed with facts, discussion topics, imaginative ideas for activities, experiments, and investigations, this book will have students eager to use their science skills and knowledge to tackle plastic pollution head on.

This exciting science series brings STEM to life for young readers. Get your students thinking and working like scientists as they ask and answer questions, make observations, collect, record, and analyze data, perform tests, use simple scientific equipment, and have fun with hands-on science activities. Packed with facts and beautiful photographs, the series covers a range of core science topics, giving students and teachers everything they need to Get Started With STEM.--from the publisher

32 pages               9781788560467  (Hardcover)            Ages 5-8

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More about Plastic Pollution from Bearport Publishing:

Plastic Pollution
Every year, almost 300 million tons of plastic are produced. Plastic is a valuable resource. Air bags, computer parts, and even bike helmets are all made with plastic. However, plastic generates a significant amount of waste each year, and plastic pollution is a growing environmental issue.
Why is plastic a problem?
Half of all plastic produced is single-use plastic, meaning it's used once and thrown away. This is troubling because plastic doesn't decompose and return to nature. Over hundreds of years, it will break up into smaller and smaller pieces. But it will still be there—even if it's too small for us to see!
How does plastic pollution impact our world?
Plastic is accumulating rapidly in our landfills and oceans, and is disrupting habitats and ecosystems.
  • Up to 12.7 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year.
  • Ocean animals are hurt and killed by plastic pollution every day. Animals can become entangled in six-ring packs and fishing nets. Straws, grocery bags, and other items can be mistaken as food. When animals eat plastic, it blocks their digestive systems. Animals die due to these obstructions.
  • Plastic may contain harmful chemicals. These toxic substances have the potential of seeping into our soil and water.
What can you and your students do to help?
Avoid single-use plastics like bottles, straws, and grocery bags. Reuse and recycle plastic items whenever possible. Organize a litter hunt or participate in a beach clean-up trip. Small changes add up—and everyone can do something to make a difference.

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