All children love Lego but have they been told the story of Lego that is floating up on beaches around the world.
In 1997, a cargo ship sailed from Rotterdam to New York City. A rogue wave did hit the ship near England causing it to tilt 60 degrees one way and then 40 degrees back before spilling containers overboard. The violet wave caused 5 million pieces of Lego to break free from their containers and fall deep into the ocean.
Everything leaves a Footprint- The true story of Max the Pirate- Garbage in the Ocean
This set includes the following:
The book Garbage in the Ocean written by Tami Netzband
Worksheet for the story
For older students, discuss the oceans and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (see information sheet)
Watch the video about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Science experiment “Float or Sink”
Great mini lesson to be used in science, teaching about recycling or on Earth Day!