Lesson Plan


Students play a tag game to understand the harmful effects litter has on Great Lakes organisms.


  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8




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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2013-07-04.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

The lesson is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and to state learning standards in a number of Great Lakes-surrounding states. This well-designed lesson ideally will be done in conjunction with the activity “Adopt-A-Beach” – in which students collect data at local beaches. This activity serves as a follow-up (or a substitute for those classes which are unable to collect their own data) and allows late elementary through middle school students to practice analyzing and synthesizing data relating to beach health. At the conclusion of the lesson, students will develop, and optionally present, an action plan. This activity includes a procedure, a set of data, student handouts, and suggestions for wrap-up and extensions. This lesson could be immediately implemented into the classroom. Other related (and prerequisite) lesson plans can be found here: http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/MyCurriki/Contributions?user=XWiki.alliancefortheGL
Alliance for the Great Lakes Great Lakes in My World
August 4, 2011

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