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Back to School: Planning a Marine Debris Lesson with New Curriculum

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By: Leah Henry

In need of new curriculum? Check out the web-based Marine Debris STEAMSS* (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, and Social Studies) curriculum developed by Oregon State University and funded by the NOAA Marine Debris Program. It provides data to collect and analyze types of debris, addresses marine debris problems through engineering, uses technology and art to explore the problem, and is appropriate for 4th through 12th grade students.

Marine Debris STEAMSS Online Lessons

This free and teacher-tested marine debris education resource meets educational standards and the needs of educators and students.

To begin your marine debris lesson plan start here: OSU STEM Hub

*Please note that the curriculum will continue to be updated overtime.


Author: NOAA Marine Debris Program

The NOAA Marine Debris Program envisions the global ocean and its coasts, users, and inhabitants free from the impacts of marine debris. Our mission is to investigate and solve the problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our nation's marine environment, natural resources, industries, economy, and people.

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