Where Are the Plastics Near Me? (Mapping the Data)

This Where Are the Plastics Near Me? (Mapping the Data) activity & project also includes:

The last activity in a nine-part series has teams create a Google Earth map using the data they collected during a field trip. Using the map, groups analyze the results and make adjustments to the map to reflect their analysis. A short report on the findings rounds out the mapping activity.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Encourage teams to include in their presentation a prediction of what would happen if nothing different is done at the site
Classroom Considerations
  • Prior to the activity, complete the data-collecting field trip activity
  • It would be beneficial if the class has already gone through the activity in which they learn how to make Google Earth layers
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • If you do not choose to do the Google Earth presentation, the resource provides alternative presentations
  • The activity makes a connection to tasks that engineers must also do
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