This activity pairs well with the book Ducky by Eve Bunting. In her book, Bunting describes how thousands of bath toys, washed overboard, found their way to coastlines around the world. Other articles or stories that introduce this event would also be appropriate.
A great addition to units on ocean currents, sustainability, or transportation.
4 QR codes (use with iPad or other tablet) provide the opportunity for enhanced reading. 2 codes take students to the maps included on the worksheet, while 2 additional codes take students to an article and timeline related to the ducks.
Examples of included questions:
What currents in the Pacific Ocean affected the path of the ducks?
About how long did it take the ducks to float from the overboard site to the east coast of the United States?
How long did it take the ducks to float from the overboard site to the United Kingdom?
What currents did the ducks travel on to reach the United Kingdom?