Oceans and Water Pollution Lesson Plan and Activities

Food Heroes
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PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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Let kids become protectors of the ocean's waves and all aquatic animals with the "Fishy Business" challenge! Children will describe and identify common pollutants in aquatic environments, conceptualize “overfishing” and identify endangered fish, generating cause and effect relationships involving pollution and the health of marine life.

Subjects tackled through activities includes social sciences, language proficiency, teamwork and physical education. The "Fishy Business" challenge consists of two lesson plans, two posters, one worksheet, and two homework sheets.

Common Core, Next Generation Science and AERO Standards:

ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems > Kindergarten

ESS3.A: Natural Resources > Kindergarten

Social Studies Framework > Standard 6 > Grade 2 > 6.2a

English Language Arts Standards » Reading: Literature » Kindergarten > 1

English Language Arts Standards » Reading: Informational Text » Kindergarten > 9

English Language Arts Standards » Language » Kindergarten > 6

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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.
Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment. Examples of human impact on the land could include cutting trees to produce paper and using resources to produce bottles. Examples of solutions could include reusing paper and recycling cans and bottles.


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