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Lesson Plan 2
"TOXINS IN THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT"
How do toxins enter the marine ecosystem, what are the effects of toxic pollutants on marine life, and how do toxins become concentrated in the food web?
Pollution comes from many sources, sewage outfalls and storm drain run-off are just a few. The effect of simple human actions, such as throwing motor oil down a drain, extends farther into the environment than the original action.
Students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the build up and concentration of toxins in an organism
- Interpret how that buildup can affect animals in an ecosystem
One 55 minute class period.
- Red or brightly colored candies such as sweet tarts, etc.
- Clear plastic bags
- Score sheets (optional) students create them