Ocean Gyres and Plastic Experiment – Grade 4-6

Activity Introduction

Learners will make their own oceanic gyres and explore how plastic moves with a gyre.

Grade: 4-6

Resources Required: Learner Worksheets, rectangular plastic/glass container, water, food colouring, straw (metal or biodegradable), plastic “litter”

Key Concepts & Skills: Ocean gyres, plastic pollution, microplastics

Duration: 1 hour

Level of teacher facilitation: Moderate - High

Curriculum links: Natural Science and Technology, Life Skills

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