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Kemtec™ Ocean Trash Can Kit Products for Science Education

Study effects of pollution on ocean, its inhabitants and surrounding coastline

Manufacturer:  Aqua Phoenix ScientificSupplier Diversity Partner 9120

Catalog No. S94963


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Choking hazard (1) Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.


Includes:
  • Instructor Manual
  • Student Data Sheets
  • Plastic Cups
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Sand
  • Tums
  • pH Strips
  • Radish Seeds
  • Sea Salt
  • Styrofoam Peanuts
  • Feathers
  • Yarn
  • Plastic Bags
  • Cotton Balls
  • Animal Fur
  • Wire

Specifications

Description

This exercise examines various types of pollutants, their sources, and their effects on the ocean, its inhabitants and the surrounding coastline.

  • Students classify ocean pollution into five basic categories: debris, toxins, dissolved nutrients, particulates and oil
  • Activities include: effect of pH of liquids on calcium carbonate, effects of dilution, buffering capacity, salt and acid runoff, acid rain; ability of water to purify itself, and oil spill clean-up
  • Students design and write newsletter containing articles with pertinent pollution topics such as current laws, pollution, effects, bioaccumulation and prevention
  • Requires four class periods plus research time
  • Grades 7-10
  • Class size: 24 students

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