Microplastics – NYT Student Education Story

On April 12, 2022, the New York Times published https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/12/learning/lesson-plans/lesson-of-the-day-in-the-ocean-its-snowing-microplastics.html a “Lesson of the Day” titled “In the Ocean, It’s Snowing Microplastics” – “ … In this lesson, students will learn how tiny bits of plastic have infiltrated the deep sea’s main food source and could alter the ocean’s role in an ancient cooling process … [They will also] learn that scientists are studying how microplastics are interfering with deep-sea food webs and the ocean’s natural carbon cycles. In Going Further activities, you will learn more about what we can do to stop the plastic pollution of the planet’s waters and write an editorial to inform and persuade others to act …” – Students are asked to “… Watch a short video on the history of plastic … Consider the role of plastic in your own life …  Create a one-pager … Learn more about microplastics …  Write an editorial …” #MicroPlastics

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