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Ocean Pollution

Ocean Pollution

Author: Diana Leal

Standard: 5-ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.

Objective: By the end of the lesson students will be able to identify the type of pollutants that affect the ocean and marine life as well as provide an idea of how they are being protected. 

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How we can keep plastics out of our oceans

Tiny plastic, big problem

Source: Stevens, A. P. (2015, April 10). Tiny plastic, big problem. Retrieved July 26, 2017, from

The Environment: Water Pollution

Source: D. (n.d.). The Environment: Water Pollution. Retrieved July 26, 2017, from

Short Answer Response: Ocean Pollution

Please click on the link below to answer and submit a short answer. Make sure to reference the three sources (video and articles) that I have provided for you.

After reading and viewing the three sources provided on ocean pollution, write a paragraph that discusses the types of pollutants that are found in the ocean and what is being done or can be done to protect the ocean? Make sure to refer back to the three sources of information provided.