Activity #1: Litter Lessons Datasets
Below are the datasets that are used for the Litter Lessons Activity 1, along with the bar graphs they create.
You can view the datasets below or download them by clicking here.
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Activity #2: Litter Lessons Coastal Cleanup Data Sheet
Activity #3: Litter Lessons Student Worksheet
Final Student Project Examples
Check out some of our final projects below! Students have completed a wide range of projects, from STEM technology and posters, to creating a native plant garden and presenting at schoolwide science night!
For more information on our project success, click here to view more final project details.
Stay up to date on the latest in environmental etewardship and STEM Literacy through the EPA, NOAA, STEM-Rising, or STEMconnector newsletters!
Below is a list of credible newsletters that provide the environmental news of today, giving you up-to-date discussion topics and current events to be used in the classroom.
- Nature’s Academy: https://www.naturesacademy.org/contact/
- EPA: https://www.epa.gov/newsroom/gogreen
- Marine Debris: https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/our-work/marine-debris-news
- STEM: https://www.energy.gov/stem-rising-newsletter
- STEM: https://www.stemconnector.com/
Example Student Project Videos
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have a video competition each year relating to Marine Debris. These videos can help guide your students in the right direction.
Making a video can be as easy as recording on a cell phone, and these videos will show that filming can be educational and fun! Here are some samples below.
Here is a list of additional resources for some of the topics we cover on the field trip day, as well as teacher resources to expand on the activities performed.
Marine Debris Resources:
Water Cycle/Water Quality Resources:
Mangrove Trees Resources:
Native vs. Invasive Species Resources:
Projects with Technology Resources:
Garden Projects Resources:
5th Grade Florida Standards: