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Kure Waste Chase - Jean Michel Cousteau Ocean Adventures, PBS

Lesson Plan 

In this web-based game, students explore various habitats of the ocean, collect harmful marine debris and learn which organisms are affected by the debris.

Concept: Humans affect the ocean
Humans affect the ocean and therefore must protect it.

National Science Education Standards
(click a standard to show activities that meet it)

K-12 Unifying Concepts and Processes
Evidence, models, and explanation

9-12 A Science as Inquiry
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry

9-12 B Physical Science
Motions and forces
Interactions of energy and matter

9-12 C Life Science
Interdependence of organisms
Behavior of organisms

9-12 D Earth and Space Science
Geochemical cycles

9-12 F Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Personal and community health
Natural and hum-induced hazards

Ocean Literacy Essential Principles (PDF booklet): 6. The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected (concepts e, g)

Life on an Ocean Planet text reference (book link): Chapter 17 Marine Resources 17:22-53
Chapter 18 Human Pollution and the Health of the Ocean 18:36-43
Chapter 19 Management, Research, and the Future of an Ocean Planet 19:2-19