A mystery lurks in the middle of the ocean. A growing collection of plastic rides the currents to the North Pacific. How does it affect marine life? How does it affect us?
A team of trash detectives sets sail to find out. Plastic, Ahoy! Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch chronicles their scientific adventure on the high seas–an adventure with environmental heroes, science student role models,fascinating marine creatures, and an evil villain (the tons of plastic that lures in marine life and then poisons or starves it).
Next week: Meet Ocean Annie, ocean photographer and filmmaker, on documenting the expedition 24/7Classroom tie-ins:
- Earth Day (April 22)
- World Ocean Day (June 8)
- Teacher’s Guidealigned with the Common Core and NextGen Science Standards
- eSource materialsfrom Millbrook Press/Lerner Books
- For 1:1 iPad classrooms, Plastic, Ahoy! is also an ebook.
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