ENVIRONMENT Tiny pieces of plastics are turning up in the feces of seals that feed on whole fish, demonstrating how seaborne contamination can move up the food chain. (Seeker) Use our inquiry-based activity to help guide student discussion about human impact on ocean animals. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas New research documents the presence … Continue reading Seal Scat, Plastic Pollution
ENVIRONMENT The Tohoku tsunami of 2011 caused longest maritime migration ever recorded, with crustaceans, sea slugs and worms riding 4,800 miles from Japan to the North American west coast. (The Guardian) What was the Tohoku tsunami? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit Text Set. Discussion Ideas The “tsunami travelers” described in the Guardian article are associated with … Continue reading Tsunami Travelers
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … the surprising story of the Muslim tamale king of the Old West. … it’s Sami v. Somaliland in a World Cup for the stateless. … that Maori ’emotiki’ will soon join the emoji crowd with emoticons to express cultural concepts like the … Continue reading 12 Things We Learned This Week!
ENVIRONMENT A Florida brewery has come up with an idea that could save the lives of marine animals around the world: biodegradable and edible six-pack rings. (Time) Use our activity to understand marine debris’ “legacy of litter.” Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Read through our activity “Marine Debris: A Legacy of Litter,” and adapt … Continue reading Edible Six-Pack Rings Could Save Marine Animals
SCIENCE Meet the adorable “sea bunny” taking over the internet. What is it? Why is it so cute? (Nat Geo News) Cut to the chase—vote for the cutest animals in these Nat Geo Kids polls! Teachers, scroll down for a list of quick-and-cute resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Note: Current Event Connections is slowing down for the summer. Our column will continue to appear once … Continue reading Deep-Sea Pokemon