Microplastics: What is in your water?

During our trip we have teamed up with Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation  to collect samples of water to be tested for microplastics. This week on the river we learn what microplastics are and how we study them.

Grades: 4-8


  • MS-ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems

Supplemental Work:

  • Look at the map at www.adventurescience.org/microplastics and see if a sample has been taken near your home. Did it have plastic? What does that mean to you?
  • Organize a trash pick-up. Share with your community how you helped and why it is important.
  • Write a protocol and see if others can follow it.