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Name: “Searching for the usual suspects …at my beach”

Author of the activity: Margarida Gomes; Tânia Vicente; Renata Gonçalves, Patricia Romeiro (ABAE), Priscila Doran (NUCLIO)

Main topic(s) that includes: Marine Litter, sustainable consumption, beach cleaning

Brief description: Through the framework of marine litter problem, students will work on questions related to  sustainable consumption and waste management, as well as impacts and consequences on marine ecosystems contamination. Considering this, students from the different islands will collaboratively figure out solutions to improve community awareness and the implementation of measures/solutions concerning the marine litter problem.

Students’ version: https://portal.opendiscoveryspace.eu/en/osos-project/marine-litter-searching-usual-suspects-my-beach-856276

Teachers’ documents: Download the guidelines and support documents of this activity

Subject domain(s): Biology, Geography, Sciences of Environment, Visual and Technological Education, Citizenship, English, Mathematics.

Keywords: Marine ecosystems; marine litter; environmental education; monitoring; sustainable consumption.

Competences: Collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication, information literacy, problem solving, social skills and leadership.

Big Ideas of Science:  (Earth)  (Evolution) – (to learn more about the big ideas of science click here). Visit the big ideas of science mind map

Ideas for interdisciplinary collaboration:

Biology: Animal habitats, human health, etc.

Environmental Sciences: Marine pollution, environment, sustainability

Health: Microplastics in water and food, microbeads in cosmetics, etc.

Geology: Study of Sand and beach formation

Psychology: People’s habits and relation with the environment

Arts: Creating artistic projects with the waste collected from the beach

English: collaboration among islands of different countries requires the English language