The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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We learned all about plastic, where it comes from, how much we now rely on it, in the lesson on plastic. It’s huge in our everyday world, and the thought of living without it is very strange. However, there’s a real problem with what happens to plastic once we’re finished with it, one area of concern being the huge plastic garbage patch accumulating in the Pacific Ocean. Mrs. Graham’s grade 5/6’s looked more at this, studying the "Who/What/Where/Why/How" of the problem and, as a class, came up with this poster explaining the North Pacific Gyre and the plastic therein.