A real-life marine STEM-based problem

How would you solve the issue of marine plastic pollution?

Using the design-based thinking process, students will develop a solution as to how we can reduce marine plastic pollution, by collecting it at the source, while on the beach or in a gyre, or by changing human behaviour.

A real-life marine plastic pollution STEM problem that, if solved, could not only reduce the risk of injury or death to marine wildlife but, could also change the lives of many people who live along the coast anywhere on our planet.

How would you solve the problem of marine plastic pollution?

Key understandings

Marine plastic pollution is not just an eyesore, it has a negative impact on our environment and our marine wildlife. Students will consider some of the problems are created by plastic pollution that can be found in our oceans, notably those that impact marine life through entanglement, ingestion, and the movement of non-native species.

The important stuff

Audience: Upper Primary school and Secondary school students

Time: at least 90-minutes

Delivery: Incursion (at your venue so no bus bookings required)

Cost: contact us for more details

No. of students: You’ll have students who just can’t make it on the day. So, rather than charge per head, pay for a class (min 25 students, maximum 30)

Resources required: creativity, laughter, large paper sheets, coloured pens, and sticky notes. Let’s have fun and solve this real-life STEM challenge together.

Technology not essential but can be of assistance.

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