Plastic in the ocean-Food web game
Target Group: Secondary School
Subject: Plastics & Trash
Ocean Literacy Principle: 1,5,6
Students play a game in which they come to realize how plastic effects the food web in the ocean.
Each student has a role on a card for the food web simulation. Each organism has to eat as many nutrients as possible in a 'swimming round'. This might also mean the food contains plastic molecules. The results of the simulation are discussed and students fill in a worksheet which helps them to better understand the data.
Computer, projector, printed role cards, worksheet for each student, plastic molecules (instead of printing these sheets you might also use pebbles, beads or dried food like beans or pasta), large open area.