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Kemtec™ Ocean Trash Can Kit

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

Supplier:  Aqua Phoenix Scientific 9120

Catalog No. S94963

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

  • 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

Requires : Six 1 gallon milk containers



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



Ocean Trash Can Kit
Study effects of pollution on ocean, its inhabitants and surrounding coastline
Four class periods plus research time
7 to 10
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
24 Students
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