More Plastic, More Problems: Using Ratios to Get Real

Grade Levels: 3-5 | Duration: 60 min

Design a device that removes garbage from the ocean while minimizing the number of animals collected.

Grade Levels: 6

Duration: Five to seven 50-minute sessions

Objectives: Students will:

  • Design and build a device to propose as a tool for garbage removal.
  • Explain the purpose of the criteria and constraints in relation to design success.
  • Explain how materials work together to support the function of their device/ prototype.
  • Develop clear arguments for the importance of cleaning up the natural world.