How Long Until It’s Gone-Marine Debris Race
Target Group: Middle School
Subject: Plastics & Trash
Ocean Literacy Principle: 6
Students play a game and think about how different materials break down and how long they stay in the environment.
Students play in small groups against each other. They try to put marine debris cards in the correct order of how many years it will take before the product is gone. Afterwards they sort the cards by breakdown process, like biodegradable, photo-degradable etc. They also think about how the environment influences the breakdown time of products.
Cards with marine debris items for each group.