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Trash on the Spin Cycle

Grades: 5-8
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Discover what causes huge quantities of garbage to end up on the most remote islands in the world and how this garbage affects wildlife.

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Benchmarks for Science Literacy
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Examine the effect of the North Pacific Gyre on the flow of garbage in the Pacific. Learn how the miles of trash discovered on islands in the Hawaiian Archipelago affects the animals in the islands' ecosystem.


Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures


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