Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion – by Burns

Interest Level Grades: 6 – 12                                   Tracking Trash by Burns
Reading Level Grade level Equivalent: 10.9
Lexile Measure®: 1200
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: NR
Genre
General Nonfiction
Theme/Subject
Environmental Conservation and Preservation
Oceans, Lakes, Rivers
Pollution

Summary: Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion by Loree Griffin Burns is a perfect earth science book for grade 6 – 12. This picture book for older kids, is much more than a story of floating duckies and Nike shoes. It’s a story of interconnectedness of nature, science, and humans. Concepts included; ocean currents formation, Coriolis Effect, gyres, longitude & latitude, Flotsam and jetsam, the garbage patch, the effects of plastic and fish net pollution in the ocean, and solutions.

For the “Tracking Trash:Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion” AP / Science Lesson Unit, go to: SC.7.E.6.6.SC.912.L.17.16.SC.912.L.17.20.SC.912.L.17.17.,

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